Ag-Value Added Processing

Home to national and regional headquarters of some of Canada's leading agricultural processors

Moose Jaw’s primary and utilities industry has been on a roll. The sector posted output growth of 3.6 per cent in 2017 and 2.6 per cent in 2018, thanks in part to the area’s position as a dominant international player in pulse crop production. We expect more of the same as appetite for plant protein continues to increase worldwide. We forecast the industry will post output growth of 2.4 per cent this year.

The positive agricultural outlook will support Moose Jaw’s crop-processing operations, which are central to the local manufacturing industry. Firms like Simpson Seeds and Agrocorp Processing are expected to remain key industry players and big exporters. Both firms have expanded their Moose Jaw operations in recent years.

Outside of the agricultural value chain, potash extraction and processing are also contributing to Moose Jaw’s economy. Even though most mines and processing facilities are not in Moose Jaw, they employ Moose Jaw residents. Overall, local manufacturing industry output will expand by 2.6 per cent this year and by 2.4 per cent in 2020.

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Simpson Seeds

Simpson Seeds Major pulse processing plant exporting globally and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The company processes and exports specialty crops and selected seeds after buying from farmers throughout Saskatchewan.

The future is bright for agriculture. The world population has exploded and all these people need food.

– Greg Simpson, President and CEO of Simpson Seeds Inc.

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Moose Jaw’s Thunder Creek Pork Plant

Owned by Donald’s Fine Foods, it is the only hog packing plant in the province, processing up to 6,000 hogs a week for export. The company is a major employer with approximately 250 workers creating significant economic spin-off to the city and province.
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Viterra Grain Terminal

One of Viterra’s largest elevator facilities with licensed storage capacity of 157,000 metric tonnes and service capacity of 112 rail cars. This facility is ranked as one of the top four in Western Canada. The company is purchasing Ilta Grains Processing Plant in Belle Plaine, SK.
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G3 Pasqua

Located 10 kilometers east of Moose Jaw, this 42,000 metric tonnes of storage facility with 134 car loop track and cleaning facilities has the ability to ship grain east, west and south and is expected to intensify grain handling competition in the market.

Farmers of North America’s Genesis Fertilizer Distribution Super Centre

BELLE PLAINE, PROPOSED $22m FACILITY- a 50,000 tonne facility providing area farmers with nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, potash micronutrients and various liquid blends. The facility will be able to load eight Super-B trucks per hour. The company’s long term goal is to build a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facility ($2.2B) on the same Belle Plaine site. This project would create 1900 construction jobs and 170 positions to operate the plant.

Richardson International

Inland grain terminal at Pasqua features state of the art 135-car loop track.
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JGL Livestock

State of the art handling facilities located 10 km west of Moose Jaw. One of the premiere order buying firms in North America and the top exporter of Canadian feeder cattle to the U.S.
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AgroCorp International

This commodity trading company’s Canadian Head Office located in Moose Jaw since 2016. The plant processes pulse crops for export. This trading powerhouse in the Asia-Pacific region handles 1.5 million tonnes of grains shipped to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China and the Middle East. The company does about $250 million of its $2 billion trade in Canada.
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Alpine Plant Foods

Alpine Plant Foods is the Canadian leader in seed placed liquid fertilizer with manufacturing facilities located near Belle Plaine. Alpine has established itself as the leader in the liquid fertilizer business in Canada. The company has significant investment in research and development, new technology and uses a leading manufacturing process.
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Heartland Livestock Services

An Auction Mart providing comprehensive services for Western Canadian livestock producers.

THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY, one of the area’s most important clusters, is seeing rising investment. In particular, farming operations are turning to risk-reducing and capacity-augmenting innovation, while food-processing operations continue to expand in the area…

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