MIL-OSI Translation: Minister MacAulay announces support for Canadian dairy, poultry and egg processors

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Government of Canada

February 5, 2024 – Ingleside, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada’s supply management system is the backbone of rural communities across the country, supporting countless Canadian family farms.

Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $89 million for 49 projects across Canada under the Supply-Managed Processing Investment Fund. This Fund is a key element of the Government of Canada’s commitment to help processors in supply-managed industries cope with the impact of recent international trade agreements.

Thanks to this funding, dairy, poultry and egg processors can purchase and install new automated equipment and technologies, enabling them to increase production capacity and productivity, while helping them address environmental challenges and labor shortages. Examples of projects include milk pasteurizers, ultrafiltration systems, robotics for packaging systems, and new machines for grading, breaking or hatching eggs.

The announcement was made today at Lactalis Canada’s Ingleside, Ontario cheese plant, which is set to receive up to $3,343,000 for the purchase of new automated cheese processing and packaging equipment. These upgrades will modernize the production facility, reduce waste and improve productivity.

The Government of Canada will continue to protect and defend Canada’s supply management system. This system guarantees Canadian producers a fair return on their labour and investment. Processors gain stability, while consumers benefit from a constant supply of high-quality products.

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