The Fermes boréales project will respect or exceed all applicable regulations and standards in terms of liquid manure management and protection of waterways.
Fermes boréales will meet European animal welfare standards thanks to, in particular, free-stall housing for pregnant sows, larger-sized farrowing crates and assurance of higher levels of sanitation to guarantee animals in good health without the use of antibiotics as a preventative health measure.
The Fermes boréales project will be completed, from its construction to its operation through to its equipment, in a way that will boost both the local and Quebec economies. The project will lead to the creation and maintenance of 50 quality jobs.
DIALOGUE WITH THE HOST COMMUNITY
Beyond the public consultation process required by the Act regarding land development and urban planning, Fermes boréales is committed to providing complete and transparent information to the host community, to involving municipalities and local organizations, and to maintaining a constructive dialogue in order to ensure harmonious cohabitation with neighbours.
VIABILITY OF THE QUEBEC PORK SECTOR
Fermes boréales will provide to its pork producer-owners, at a competitive cost (cost price), a sufficient and quality supply of piglets in order to ensure the viability of the pork industry in Quebec.
Fermes boréales will apply best practices as far as odour management is concerned, as much a part of the project’s fundamentals (in determining the placement of facilities in relation to the prevailing winds), as in the operation of buildings (in planting hedge odour barriers and in equipping itself with spreading equipment that reduces the propagation of odours to a minimum).
BEST SPREADING PRACTICES
The spreading of liquid manure, under the responsibility of Olymel, will be done with using a boom for direct injection that significantly reduces odours, reduces the risks of erosion and runoff into waterways, considerably reduces the transportation of liquid manure in tankers on the roads and reduces soil compaction from use of heavy machinery.