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HyLife Shares Potential Growth Plans with Community in Deloraine-Winchester

At HyLife, community consultation matters. On January 5th, residents in the Manitoba RM of Deloraine-Winchester attended a safe, welcoming, and informative open house at the municipal Community Complex. 

This was an opportunity for HyLife to share details on a proposed site consisting of one barn with 3,800 nursery hogs and three barns with 7,600 finishing hogs. The site currently being explored is located in the RM of Deloraine-Winchester. 

Sheldon Stott, HyLife’s Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability, spoke on the importance of hosting this event and HyLife’s commitment to transparency. 

“It was critical because this is our first endeavor in the community,” said Stott. “We wanted to give the community a chance to learn what HyLife is all about. We went above and beyond with safety protocols including mandatory mask usage, proof of vaccination, and social distancing. We also provided an informative live website link to those that were unable to attend in person.” 

“We also provided an informative live website link to those that were unable to attend in person.”

– Sheldon Stott, HyLife Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability

Stott says that the event was positive, with lots of engaging conversations between HyLife and local community stakeholders. The open house was also an opportunity to highlight our process and share more about our sustainability efforts.

Sheldon Stott – HyLife Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability

To move forward, HyLife would engage in step one of Manitoba’s Livestock Technical Review Process (TRC). This is a comprehensive process consisting of 23 steps in order to gain approval to build a livestock operation. This process was created to make sure there is communication between the producer, government, and community. The TRC is composed of representatives from the provincial Departments of Agriculture and Resource Development, Conservation and Climate, Infrastructure, and Municipal Relations.

HyLife employs over 2,500 people in Manitoba. That includes more than 1,600 jobs in Neepawa and the rest throughout the southeast and southwest regions of the province. HyLife’s economic impact on Manitoba and local communities like Deloraine is significant.

“The financial impact will be positive,” said Stott. “Millions of dollars of infrastructure will be invested into the community. The introduction of four new full-time jobs and four new families into any community in rural Manitoba would have a significant impact.”

“The introduction of four new full-time jobs and four new families into any community in rural Manitoba would have a significant impact.”

– Sheldon Stott, HyLife Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability

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