Olymel “not alone” in facing current economic challenges: SaskPork GM

Jun 2, 2023 | 4:00pm

The General Manager at SaskPork says it’s always unfortunate to hear of a hog barn closure anywhere in Canada. Mark Ferguson reacted to Olymel’s recent closures of sow units in Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. “It’s basically the result of extremely tight margins in the hog industry – both today and what’s gone on over the […]

Olymel closing six plants in Alberta and Saskatchewan

May 26, 2023 | 2:23pm

Olymel says it is cutting about 80 jobs as it reduces its hog production in Western Canada. The company says it is closing five sow units in Alberta and one sow unit in Saskatchewan in a move that will reduce its western sow herd to 40,000 from 57,000. It says the barns will be wound down over […]

Olymel shutting down Quebec slaughterhouse

Apr 14, 2023 | 2:01pm

Quebec pork producer Olymel says it will close a major slaughterhouse south of Quebec City and lay off 994 workers. The company said today the Vallee-Jonction plant in the Beauce region will be the latest factory to shutter, after previously announcing the closure of several other facilities in recent months. Olymel CEO Yanick Gervais told […]