Edmonton feed plant changing hands

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Federated Co-operatives Limited is “consolidating” its Prairie feed business — closing three of its six facilities, including in Edmonton, and modernizing the three remaining ones, including in Calgary.

“The review and decision to close facilities, along with the investments in the business, address unprecedented competitor consolidation and a changing market in the feed sector,” Co-op Feeds said in a news release. “FCL is making these changes to help ensure that it can continue providing Co-op feed products and services in the long term.”

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Along with Calgary, the remaining plants are in Saskatoon and Moosomin (near the Manitoba border) while facilities in Melfort, Sask. and Brandon, Man., will close. The Edmonton facility will transfer its operations to Wetaskiwin Co-op in September.

However, the Edmonton mill is being sold to Country Junction Feeds. The company has a feed mill in Wetaskiwin that specializes in bagged and bulk feeds for beef, dairy, equine, poultry, swine, goat, and lamb operations. It also produces organic feeds and other feed products.

Federated Co-operatives did not say how many employees will be affected by its consolidation.

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