Tuesday, July 13, 2021

B.C. packer to slaughter Sask. sows

Cull sows from Saskatchewan will no longer need to travel to the United States for slaughter because Donald's Fine Foods of British Columbia is going to handle them.

It plans to renovate the former XL Beef plant in Moose Jaw and convert it into a pork processing facility.

The company has obtained a $12.7 million building permit for the work at the XL Beef plant that closed in 2010.

The main XL plant at Brooks, Alta., is now owned by JBS USA.

The new pork plant will employ 100 people and will be Donald's fifth processing facility.