Winnipeg welcomes dairy plant

The economic logjam has been broken and new money is flowing into Canadian dairy processing. Winnipeg will be home to a new dairy processing plant, one that produces the sorts of specialized milk protein ingredients that have been flowing into Canada, damaging dairy farmer profitability, undermining the future of the dairy processing industry and leaving […] Read more

Brandon plant hogtied by regulations

Plant work force down by 400 | Manager blames provincial ban on hog barns, federal restrictions on foreign workers

BRANDON — The Maple Leaf hog slaughter plant here has enough workers to kill all the pigs it can bring in — for now. But that’s only because the Manitoba government hog barn moratorium is slowly reducing hog supplies so fewer workers are needed. “We’ve slowed our p.m. shift down,” said Morgan Curran-Blaney, the manager […] Read more