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The Brandon Federated Co-op feed production plant will be closing this autumn, following a review of the company’s feed business.
Along with the Brandon plant —which is the grain elevator on Sixth Street North — the facility in Melfort, Sask. will also be closing. The feed production work from the closed plants will be consolidated into three other prairie facilities, in Saskatoon, Calgary and Moosomin, according to a Monday afternoon press release from the company.
The company states that 10 local jobs will be affected, though they may be given opportunity to join the
Heritage Co-op side of the business.
The closures are to ensure that Federated Co-operatives Limited can stay competitive and sustainable, the press release said. The Brandon plant manufactured feed for livestock, such as poultry and cows.
Patrick Bergermann, associate vice president of ag and home at FCL, said in an interview the decision was due to other companies and farms also consolidating into larger and larger operations.
For the full story, see tomorrow's edition of The Brandon Sun.