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Granny’s Purchases Turkey Further Processor


February 1, 2011
By Granny's Poultry Cooperative

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February 1, 2011 – Granny's Poultry Cooperative has announced that it has finalized an agreement to purchase the operations of Prairie Produce Inc. as part of its commitment to poultry processing in Manitoba and its strategy to provide consumers with healthy and convenient meal options.

February 1, 2011 – Granny's Poultry Cooperative has announced that it
has finalized an agreement to purchase the operations of Prairie Produce
Inc. as part of its commitment to poultry processing in Manitoba and
its strategy to provide consumers with healthy and convenient meal
options.

Prairie Produce is a federally inspected turkey further processor that specializes in the production of specialty and low sodium turkey roasts and rolls and has been primarily servicing the healthcare, food service, and institutional markets for the last 23 years.  It has been located in Winnipeg since 1948.

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Granny's said in a release that it will be business as usual and all the current employees will remain with the organization under Granny's management. 

Granny's Poultry chief executive officer Craig Evans says that the acquisition "shows our commitment to our producers, the poultry industry, and is a logical expansion to our business."

Granny's has introduced several new poultry products over the past 18 months that are infused with flax, reduced in sodium, and certified through the Heart and Stroke Foundation and carry the Health Check

"We are always looking for opportunities and further processing provides strength and durability to grow the business and primary poultry," says Randy Schroeder, president and board chairman.  Granny's has over 67 turkey producers and a portion of their production will be used in this facility to manufacture these specialty products.

Granny's Poultry is a farmer-owned poultry cooperative and is Manitoba's largest poultry processor with over 480 employees located at its primary processing plant in Blumenort, its hatchery and head office in Winnipeg, and now its further processing facility.  symbol.