Granny’s Poultry Cooperative members in Manitoba have voted unanimously to merge with Exceldor co-operative of Levis, Que., in a chicken-processing industry deal that has received approval from the federal competition bureau.
Exceldor will be the name of the merged operations.
“The main objective is to create a large co-operative that will be a leader in the poultry sector in Canada with operations in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, while keeping its ownership in the hands of producers committed to serving their customers well from coast to coast,” Exceldor said in a news release.
Exceldor owns the former Parrish and Heimbecker plant at Hanover and as part of that deal got its half share of Golden Valley Farms at Arthur. The other half is under Piller’s Meats and Delicatessens of Waterloo which is owned by Premium Brands of British Columbia. It is a further processor of poultry meats.
Exceldor has three plants in Quebec; Granny’s owns a hatchery and a poultry processing plant at Blumenort, north of Steinbach.