The Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council recently announced it has approved conditional funding to help two plants become federally-inspected beef slaughtering and processing facilities. Plains Processors of Carman, Manitoba has been approved for $920,000 to convert from a provincially-inspected abattoir. Country Meat & Sausage of Blumenort, Manitoba has received conditional approval for $565,000 to upgrade its facilities to conform to Canadian Food Inspection Agency standards as well.
When complete, both projects will give Manitoba cattle producers new local options to market their animals. CFIA certification is critical because it allows beef plants to sell their products outside of Manitoba.