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Beef Plant Still On Track

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A new beef slaughter facility is still on track to open in Winnipeg in 2012, despite losing $10 million in funding from the federal government. It s a niche plant, it s not going to be a Cargill, and maybe that is what they were looking for, said David Wiens, a director of the Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council. But our plan has been getting a lot of positive feedback from the producers, and our potential customers. Market research had identified a need for a slaughter plant specializing in halal and kosher products, with a daily capacity of 250 to 300 head.

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