ACCOMPLISHING A WORLD CLASS PROJECT IN QUEBEC

A project for sustainable development

Based on both its collective and cooperative foundations as well as its commitment to the plan for sustainable development and animal welfare.

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GROUP SOW BARNS ARE A SOLUTION OF THE FUTURE

This production model allows for economies of scale, efficiencies, effectiveness and, above all, herd health in order to be able to meet market requirements, in particular with regard to animal welfare and traceability. Fermes boréales is a sustainable development initiative in addition to ensuring an increase in economic impacts for both the region and the pork industry. Sow barn owners will be producer-members who want to be a part of a collective supplying piglets.

DERNIÈRES NOUVELLES

Des nouvelles du projet des Fermes boréales

Nouveau directeur général pour les Fermes boréales. Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la nomination de M. Pierre Rivard Ing. Ph. D. à titre de directeur général des Fermes boréales. M. Rivard est détenteur d’un baccalauréat en génie rural de l’Université Laval, d’une maitrise en génie agricole de l’Université McGill et

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MISSION

La Coop fédérée started Fermes boréales, a group sow barn project that aims to develop five sow barn buildings in the Témiscamingue region. The collective production model consists of bringing together pregnant sows from a group of producers in order to ensure a healthy supply of piglets. These barns with 2,370 sows have several benefits in terms of biosecurity, animal welfare, economies of scale for producers and the most recent technologies for operating the establishments and managing liquid manure. Via this collective model, we want to work together with producers in a concerted manner.

VISION

Group sow barns are a solution of the future to ensure producers have a quality and sufficient supply of healthy piglets. This production model involves economies of scale, efficiency, effectiveness, and is a sustainable development initiative. Group sow barns also give value to the pork industry in Quebec, ensure the viability of the Quebec pork sector and affirm our competiveness on international markets.

PORK INDUSTRY: AN IMPORTANT DRIVING FORCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

With an economic contribution of $2 billion towards the province’s GDP, the Quebec pork industry is an important driving force for economic development representing 24,000 jobs across the four corners of Quebec. Some 70% of pork production is exported to 100 countries, which is equivalent to 47% of Canadian pork exports and 8% of the global pork trade.

Frequently asked questions

DYNAMIC AGRICULTURE IN TÉMISCAMINGUE

The project will bring several benefits for local farmers since spreading the liquid manure on farmland close to our facilities will reduce fertilization costs. Furthermore, purchasing local grains to feed our herds will also benefit Témiscamingue grain producers who will also save on marketing costs for their grain.

A PROJECT THAT RESPECTS EVERYONE

The project is conceived in such a way that it ensures harmonious cohabitation with the population. The different buildings will be built in locations that were chosen with care in order to meet management standards, especially with regard to odours. These will be placed apart in wooded lots or surrounded by hedge odour barriers.

STIMULATE THE REGION’S ECONOMY

The project will be made possible thanks to $50 million in investments, a large amount that will stimulate the region’s economy. The operations at Fermes boréales will also lead to the creation of about 50 direct jobs and numerous indirect jobs, especially in construction, an important contribution to the vitality of the local economy.

 

Calendrier

MILESTONES

À venir

SPRING

Beginning of the construction of the fourth maternity hospital in St-Eugène-de-Guigue

En cours

SUMMER
IN PROGRESS 

Commissioning composters for disposal of dead animals

À venir

AUTUMN

Beginning of steps to confirm the fifth site

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