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HyLife Founders Receive 2020 Feed Industry Award

HyLife Founders Receive 2020 Feed Industry Award

Parts of this article are from a June 18th www.anacan.org release At the end of 2019, HyLife's founders, Don Janzen, Denis Vielfaure and Claude Vielfaure made the decision to retire. Their careers may be over but their impact on the industry still remains today. This...

read more
HyLife Donates $100K to Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park

HyLife Donates $100K to Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park

HyLife is pleased to announce a donation of $100,000 to the Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park. The Town of Neepawa, together with the Neepawa Regional Recreation Steering Committee, is developing 40 acres into a four-season, accessible recreation space that can...

read more
HyLife Receives Management Award

HyLife Receives Management Award

HyLife was the recipient of ITOCHU’s Best Management of the Year Award. ITOCHU has had minority ownership in HyLife since 2012. ITOCHU, headquartered in Japan, presents annual awards to recognize the hard work from approximately 300 organizations that they directly...

read more
HyLife Purchases US Processing Plant

HyLife Purchases US Processing Plant

HyLife is excited to partner with Glen Taylor, purchasing 75% equity interest of Prime Pork LLC from Taylor Corporation. Prime Pork, a recently renovated processing facility that produces, processes, and sells pork products out of Windom, Minnesota. The plant...

read more
HyLife Grows Hog Production with ProVista Acquisition

HyLife Grows Hog Production with ProVista Acquisition

HyLife is excited to announce today the purchase of ProVista’s hog farming operations. ProVista currently ranks as one of Canada’s largest independent hog farming operations with most of its production located in Manitoba. The acquisition consists of 37,000 sows,...

read more
Spring Meat Order a Big Success

Spring Meat Order a Big Success

The spring meat order in La Broquerie was a big success! Our dedicated team went above and beyond last week, helping stock up employees' vehicles with premium HyLife pork products. The employee meat program happens twice every year. To say thank to all employees,...

read more
COVID-19 Preventative Measures

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Our COVID-19 preventative measures began months ago as we continue to learn more about the outbreak, and we continue to evolve and adjust these measures to make sure we meet our obligation to take care of our employees, our animals and our communities. Click here to...

read more
HyLife’s COVID-19 Response to Our Communities

HyLife’s COVID-19 Response to Our Communities

PDF Version HyLife is sending this information to provide reassurance during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. We take our obligation to our employees, our animals, our customers, and our communities seriously. As community partners, we rely on the trust of our...

read more
HyLife Masters Graduation – Class of 2019

HyLife Masters Graduation – Class of 2019

HyLife is committed to empowering its employees, and one of our most exclusive development programs, HyLife Masters, continues to identify and grow our talented leaders. Each year, 8 new candidates are selected to go through the Masters program, which is designed to...

read more
Sharon Soroka – HyLife (Foods) Volunteer of the Year

Sharon Soroka – HyLife (Foods) Volunteer of the Year

The HyLife Volunteer of the Year from Foods for 2019 was recognized this week in Neepawa. Congratulations to Sharon Soroka, HACCP Coordinator at Foods and a vital contributor to the culture at HyLife, for being selected by her peers for inspiring the spirit of...

read more
Mitch Tetrault – HyLife (Farms) Volunteer of the Year

Mitch Tetrault – HyLife (Farms) Volunteer of the Year

HyLife has presented the first of two annual Volunteer of the Year Awards to Mitch Tetrault, Senior Manager of Procurement in La Broquerie. Nominated by their peers, award winners are people who inspire the spirit of volunteerism in others. A standout individual who...

read more
Employee Feature: Stefanie’s Creative Flair

Employee Feature: Stefanie’s Creative Flair

We’re always amazed by the things our talented employees can do, both on and off the job. Stefanie Bretecher, a key member of our Accounts Receivable team, is also an accomplished artist – a trait that runs in her family. As the operator of “The Rugged Trail – Artwork...

read more
Supporting the Canadian Deaf Curling Program

Supporting the Canadian Deaf Curling Program

Last winter, HyLife contributed $5,000 to the newly formed Canadian Deaf Curling Program (CDCP) at the Morris Curling Club in Morris, MB. The CDCP, run by Olympic curling coaches Chris and Lorne Hamblin out of the Cargill Curling Training Centre and in partnership...

read more
HyLife Announces Contribution to STARS

HyLife Announces Contribution to STARS

HyLife CEO Grant Lazaruk announced a $125,000 contribution to STARS today at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach to support their operations in Manitoba. Joined by Chairman Don Janzen, Lazaruk met with STARS representatives to reveal the addition of HyLife’s...

read more
HyLife Supports Killarney Growing Project

HyLife Supports Killarney Growing Project

Along with our Procurement and Logistics teams, Killarney Mill Manager Adolf Doerksen represented HyLife at the harvest grounds near Lena, MB on September 17th to support the Killarney Growing Project, a community farming initiative that helps combat hunger around the...

read more
Roadside Driver BBQ

Roadside Driver BBQ

Last Thursday, truckers entering weigh scales outside Emerson and Headingley, MB, were treated to a delicious surprise. To celebrate National Transportation Week, HyLife set up BBQ stations at both locations and served up 600 pork burgers to drivers as they passed...

read more
Thank You Volunteers! #CommunityPartners

Thank You Volunteers! #CommunityPartners

At HyLife, being a Community Partner is extremely important to us and we continue to do everything we can to stay involved in our communities. One of the biggest reasons that we are able to stay involved is because our people are willing to volunteer and help out over...

read more
5 Years Ago – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Throwback

5 Years Ago – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Throwback

Five years ago, in the most unique way, the world came together to search for a cure. At HyLife, we want to take the opportunity to create further awareness for ALS by sharing this picture of our La Broquerie staff taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the...

read more
Our People Are our Greatest Asset

Our People Are our Greatest Asset

At HyLife, we believe that our success is founded on the strength of our team. As such, we recognize our people as our greatest strength and our leaders seek to empower employees at all levels in the organization to live up to their fullest potential. We have a wide...

read more
Always Work Safe

Always Work Safe

At HyLife, we want our people coming to work every day knowing that they are in the safest hands. The safety of all HyLife employees is a top priority and we are proud to maintain an excellent safety record. To help ensure this, we examine all potential hazards in our...

read more
John Kolesar – Employee Feature

John Kolesar – Employee Feature

John Kolesar works as an Admin/Health & Safety Assistant at HyLife’s La Broquerie office. John started working for HyLife in high school and has now been with the company for 5 years. John has previously worked as a Swine Technician, Filing Clerk, Admin Clerk, and...

read more
Career Fair Canada

Career Fair Canada

Last week, HyLife attended the Winnipeg Career Fair Canada where two of our recruiters, Amelia Reimer – HR Summer Student (left) & Caroline Seale – Recruitment Coordinator (right), had the opportunity to meet numerous people searching for job opportunities. “We’re...

read more
Dean Dietrich – Employee Feature

Dean Dietrich – Employee Feature

Dean Dietrich works in the Procurement department as a Purchasing Officer at HyLife’s plant in Neepawa. “There is never a dull moment,” said Dietrich when asked about what he enjoys most at HyLife. “I enjoy the many opportunities this job offers and the great people...

read more
Tree Planting in Killarney

Tree Planting in Killarney

This month, Shelterbelt Tree Sales & Planting Serivce, has been planting trees around our newly constructed Feed Mill and Barn operations near Killarney, Manitoba. Trees are being planted in 3 row, multi-species shelterbelts, around the perimeter of each location....

read more
ProVista Golf Tournament

ProVista Golf Tournament

Yesterday, HyLife was set up at the annual ProVista Golf Tournament held at Quarry Oaks. We were excited to partner with Farmery Brewery at our booth. Farmery served drink samples and we served HyLife pork! Golfers had the opportunity to try 3 different HyLife pork...

read more
Barb Mehling – Employee Feature

Barb Mehling – Employee Feature

Barb Mehling works as a Senior Application Analyst in our Solutions department in La Broquerie. This May, she reached 20 years of employment at HyLife! “When I started here there was less than 100 employees and only 1 accountant,” says Mehling about how much HyLife...

read more
2018 Masters Graduation

2018 Masters Graduation

Our 2018 Masters Graduation dinner was held last month. HyLife Masters is a program offered to provide our employees with an opportunity to develop their skills while giving them a greater understanding of our organization. Employee candidates selected for the Masters...

read more
Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson – Employee Feature

Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson – Employee Feature

Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson is a Strapper Operator in our Shipping department and has been working at HyLife for 25 years. We ran into Donnie last week and asked him a couple questions. “Working at HyLife is like a family,” said Wilkinson about what he has enjoyed most...

read more
HyLifeU Growth

HyLifeU Growth

“Our Corporate university, HyLife U, runs each year from Fall until Spring and offers many different course options for our employees,” said Kirstyn Pasichnyk, when recently asked about ongoing HyLife U growth. “This year over the summer, our Learning and Development...

read more
Summer Blast & Fair Days Parade

Summer Blast & Fair Days Parade

Taking part in the events that are important to our communities is a huge part of what we do at HyLife. Our company prides itself on taking care of our employees, our customers, and communities. In order for us to make a world-class product, we need to have...

read more
Congratulations 2019 Grads!

Congratulations 2019 Grads!

Congratulations to all 2019 Graduates! HyLife wishes you all the best in your bright futures! A special congratulations goes out to our HyLife Scholarship recipients in La Broquerie, Neepawa, and Steinbach! HyLife has supported these three schools with a total of...

read more
St Jean Baptiste Days

St Jean Baptiste Days

Taking part in the events that are important to our communities is a huge part of what we do at HyLife. Our company prides itself on taking care of our employees, our customers, and communities. In order for us to make a world-class product, we need to have...

read more
RICK NORMANDEAU – EMPLOYEE FEATURE

RICK NORMANDEAU – EMPLOYEE FEATURE

Rick Normandeau is a Project Manager in our Projects Department. He has been working at HyLife since 1990. It will be 29 years in August! “I started in the welding shop manufacturing all the stalls, crates and everything that went into the barns,” said Rick about his...

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HyLife Founders Receive 2020 Feed Industry Award

HyLife Founders Receive 2020 Feed Industry Award

Parts of this article are from a June 18th www.anacan.org release At the end of 2019, HyLife's founders, Don Janzen, Denis Vielfaure and Claude Vielfaure made the decision to retire. Their careers may be over but their impact on the industry still remains today. This...

read more
HyLife Donates $100K to Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park

HyLife Donates $100K to Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park

HyLife is pleased to announce a donation of $100,000 to the Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park. The Town of Neepawa, together with the Neepawa Regional Recreation Steering Committee, is developing 40 acres into a four-season, accessible recreation space that can...

read more
HyLife Receives Management Award

HyLife Receives Management Award

HyLife was the recipient of ITOCHU’s Best Management of the Year Award. ITOCHU has had minority ownership in HyLife since 2012. ITOCHU, headquartered in Japan, presents annual awards to recognize the hard work from approximately 300 organizations that they directly...

read more
HyLife Purchases US Processing Plant

HyLife Purchases US Processing Plant

HyLife is excited to partner with Glen Taylor, purchasing 75% equity interest of Prime Pork LLC from Taylor Corporation. Prime Pork, a recently renovated processing facility that produces, processes, and sells pork products out of Windom, Minnesota. The plant...

read more
HyLife Grows Hog Production with ProVista Acquisition

HyLife Grows Hog Production with ProVista Acquisition

HyLife is excited to announce today the purchase of ProVista’s hog farming operations. ProVista currently ranks as one of Canada’s largest independent hog farming operations with most of its production located in Manitoba. The acquisition consists of 37,000 sows,...

read more
Spring Meat Order a Big Success

Spring Meat Order a Big Success

The spring meat order in La Broquerie was a big success! Our dedicated team went above and beyond last week, helping stock up employees' vehicles with premium HyLife pork products. The employee meat program happens twice every year. To say thank to all employees,...

read more
COVID-19 Preventative Measures

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Our COVID-19 preventative measures began months ago as we continue to learn more about the outbreak, and we continue to evolve and adjust these measures to make sure we meet our obligation to take care of our employees, our animals and our communities. Click here to...

read more
HyLife’s COVID-19 Response to Our Communities

HyLife’s COVID-19 Response to Our Communities

PDF Version HyLife is sending this information to provide reassurance during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. We take our obligation to our employees, our animals, our customers, and our communities seriously. As community partners, we rely on the trust of our...

read more
HyLife Masters Graduation – Class of 2019

HyLife Masters Graduation – Class of 2019

HyLife is committed to empowering its employees, and one of our most exclusive development programs, HyLife Masters, continues to identify and grow our talented leaders. Each year, 8 new candidates are selected to go through the Masters program, which is designed to...

read more
Sharon Soroka – HyLife (Foods) Volunteer of the Year

Sharon Soroka – HyLife (Foods) Volunteer of the Year

The HyLife Volunteer of the Year from Foods for 2019 was recognized this week in Neepawa. Congratulations to Sharon Soroka, HACCP Coordinator at Foods and a vital contributor to the culture at HyLife, for being selected by her peers for inspiring the spirit of...

read more
Mitch Tetrault – HyLife (Farms) Volunteer of the Year

Mitch Tetrault – HyLife (Farms) Volunteer of the Year

HyLife has presented the first of two annual Volunteer of the Year Awards to Mitch Tetrault, Senior Manager of Procurement in La Broquerie. Nominated by their peers, award winners are people who inspire the spirit of volunteerism in others. A standout individual who...

read more
Employee Feature: Stefanie’s Creative Flair

Employee Feature: Stefanie’s Creative Flair

We’re always amazed by the things our talented employees can do, both on and off the job. Stefanie Bretecher, a key member of our Accounts Receivable team, is also an accomplished artist – a trait that runs in her family. As the operator of “The Rugged Trail – Artwork...

read more
Supporting the Canadian Deaf Curling Program

Supporting the Canadian Deaf Curling Program

Last winter, HyLife contributed $5,000 to the newly formed Canadian Deaf Curling Program (CDCP) at the Morris Curling Club in Morris, MB. The CDCP, run by Olympic curling coaches Chris and Lorne Hamblin out of the Cargill Curling Training Centre and in partnership...

read more
HyLife Announces Contribution to STARS

HyLife Announces Contribution to STARS

HyLife CEO Grant Lazaruk announced a $125,000 contribution to STARS today at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach to support their operations in Manitoba. Joined by Chairman Don Janzen, Lazaruk met with STARS representatives to reveal the addition of HyLife’s...

read more
HyLife Supports Killarney Growing Project

HyLife Supports Killarney Growing Project

Along with our Procurement and Logistics teams, Killarney Mill Manager Adolf Doerksen represented HyLife at the harvest grounds near Lena, MB on September 17th to support the Killarney Growing Project, a community farming initiative that helps combat hunger around the...

read more
Roadside Driver BBQ

Roadside Driver BBQ

Last Thursday, truckers entering weigh scales outside Emerson and Headingley, MB, were treated to a delicious surprise. To celebrate National Transportation Week, HyLife set up BBQ stations at both locations and served up 600 pork burgers to drivers as they passed...

read more
Thank You Volunteers! #CommunityPartners

Thank You Volunteers! #CommunityPartners

At HyLife, being a Community Partner is extremely important to us and we continue to do everything we can to stay involved in our communities. One of the biggest reasons that we are able to stay involved is because our people are willing to volunteer and help out over...

read more
5 Years Ago – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Throwback

5 Years Ago – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Throwback

Five years ago, in the most unique way, the world came together to search for a cure. At HyLife, we want to take the opportunity to create further awareness for ALS by sharing this picture of our La Broquerie staff taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the...

read more
Our People Are our Greatest Asset

Our People Are our Greatest Asset

At HyLife, we believe that our success is founded on the strength of our team. As such, we recognize our people as our greatest strength and our leaders seek to empower employees at all levels in the organization to live up to their fullest potential. We have a wide...

read more
Always Work Safe

Always Work Safe

At HyLife, we want our people coming to work every day knowing that they are in the safest hands. The safety of all HyLife employees is a top priority and we are proud to maintain an excellent safety record. To help ensure this, we examine all potential hazards in our...

read more
John Kolesar – Employee Feature

John Kolesar – Employee Feature

John Kolesar works as an Admin/Health & Safety Assistant at HyLife’s La Broquerie office. John started working for HyLife in high school and has now been with the company for 5 years. John has previously worked as a Swine Technician, Filing Clerk, Admin Clerk, and...

read more
Career Fair Canada

Career Fair Canada

Last week, HyLife attended the Winnipeg Career Fair Canada where two of our recruiters, Amelia Reimer – HR Summer Student (left) & Caroline Seale – Recruitment Coordinator (right), had the opportunity to meet numerous people searching for job opportunities. “We’re...

read more
Dean Dietrich – Employee Feature

Dean Dietrich – Employee Feature

Dean Dietrich works in the Procurement department as a Purchasing Officer at HyLife’s plant in Neepawa. “There is never a dull moment,” said Dietrich when asked about what he enjoys most at HyLife. “I enjoy the many opportunities this job offers and the great people...

read more
Tree Planting in Killarney

Tree Planting in Killarney

This month, Shelterbelt Tree Sales & Planting Serivce, has been planting trees around our newly constructed Feed Mill and Barn operations near Killarney, Manitoba. Trees are being planted in 3 row, multi-species shelterbelts, around the perimeter of each location....

read more
ProVista Golf Tournament

ProVista Golf Tournament

Yesterday, HyLife was set up at the annual ProVista Golf Tournament held at Quarry Oaks. We were excited to partner with Farmery Brewery at our booth. Farmery served drink samples and we served HyLife pork! Golfers had the opportunity to try 3 different HyLife pork...

read more
Barb Mehling – Employee Feature

Barb Mehling – Employee Feature

Barb Mehling works as a Senior Application Analyst in our Solutions department in La Broquerie. This May, she reached 20 years of employment at HyLife! “When I started here there was less than 100 employees and only 1 accountant,” says Mehling about how much HyLife...

read more
2018 Masters Graduation

2018 Masters Graduation

Our 2018 Masters Graduation dinner was held last month. HyLife Masters is a program offered to provide our employees with an opportunity to develop their skills while giving them a greater understanding of our organization. Employee candidates selected for the Masters...

read more
Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson – Employee Feature

Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson – Employee Feature

Donald ‘Donnie’ Wilkinson is a Strapper Operator in our Shipping department and has been working at HyLife for 25 years. We ran into Donnie last week and asked him a couple questions. “Working at HyLife is like a family,” said Wilkinson about what he has enjoyed most...

read more
HyLifeU Growth

HyLifeU Growth

“Our Corporate university, HyLife U, runs each year from Fall until Spring and offers many different course options for our employees,” said Kirstyn Pasichnyk, when recently asked about ongoing HyLife U growth. “This year over the summer, our Learning and Development...

read more
Summer Blast & Fair Days Parade

Summer Blast & Fair Days Parade

Taking part in the events that are important to our communities is a huge part of what we do at HyLife. Our company prides itself on taking care of our employees, our customers, and communities. In order for us to make a world-class product, we need to have...

read more
Congratulations 2019 Grads!

Congratulations 2019 Grads!

Congratulations to all 2019 Graduates! HyLife wishes you all the best in your bright futures! A special congratulations goes out to our HyLife Scholarship recipients in La Broquerie, Neepawa, and Steinbach! HyLife has supported these three schools with a total of...

read more
St Jean Baptiste Days

St Jean Baptiste Days

Taking part in the events that are important to our communities is a huge part of what we do at HyLife. Our company prides itself on taking care of our employees, our customers, and communities. In order for us to make a world-class product, we need to have...

read more