Federal government invests in Nova Scotia poultry processor
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Company News
Eden Valley Poultry receives millions to modernize its business.
Recently, the federal government announced an investment of up to $2,932,500 for Eden Valley Poultry under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund.
This investment will help Eden Valley Poultry modernize its processing and wastewater systems, purchase and install new packaging equipment, and adopt an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Through these improvements, the company will be able to increase processing capacity and efficiency through automation.
The Supply Management Processing Investment Fund helps processors of supply-managed commodities increase their competitiveness and resilience in the face of evolving markets.
The fund is part of the federal government’s commitment to support processors in these sectors to address the impacts of recent international trade agreements.
“Canada’s supply management system provides a fair price for our farmers, brings stability for our processors, and is the backbone of rural communities in Nova Scotia and across the country,” says Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
“With this investment, Eden Valley Poultry will adopt new equipment to keep its operations innovative so it can remain competitive and continue to deliver quality poultry products for consumers.”
Werner Barnard, president and CEO of Eden Valley Poultry, welcomed the commitment.
“These funds will add to our continuous reinvestment in our plant and help our vision of being a leading processor and marketer of choice for Nova Scotia and PEI chicken and turkey,” he says. “Eden Valley Poultry is proud to feed Canadians.”
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