Hog plant proposal will go ahead despite concerns: OlyWest

CANADA - The Manitoba-based partner in the proposed OlyWest hog processing plant in Winnipeg said Wednesday that the proposal will proceed despite a recently announced provincial hog barn moratorium, high-profile criticism of the proposal and tough economic times for the hog industry.
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Guy Baudry, a vice-president with La Broquerie, Man.,-based Hytek Ltd., said Wednesday afternoon that his company and fellow partners will continue to prepare their submissions to the province's Clean Environment Commission, which is reviewing the plant's environmental licence application. That review is expected to begin early next year.

However, Baudry said Olywest will be looking closely at the changes to the hog industry in the province.

"We are assessing, because we don't fully understand the implications. When there [are] these types of actions that are [taken], it does have a negative influence, and that's not just to our partners. That's to existing stakeholders within the industry," he said Wednesday.

Source: Cbc.ca

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