Manitoba abattoir receives funding for federal upgrades
Carman, Man. – Plains Processors, a provincially inspected abattoir and meat processor specializing in the slaughter of cattle, hogs, bison and game meat, is receiving up to $2.8 million in federal funding to upgrade its meat processing plant.
The investment, which comes through the $60-million Slaughter Improvement Program, will allow Carman, Man.-based Plains Processors to upgrade its facilities to federal standards. This will give the province’s livestock producers access to a federally inspected red meat processing plant, and help them gain access to new markets.
“Canadian livestock producers have proven they are world class suppliers of quality meats for the world,” said MP Candice Hoeppner, in making the announcement on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “The project demonstrates the continued innovation and vision that has put our livestock industry on the map while helping producers increase their profitability.”