A new 22,000 square foot slaughter plant devoted 100% to lamb has just begun construction in Cowansville, in the Montérégie region.
“Beyond our company, this is another step towards the food autonomy to which Quebec aspires. The Government of François Legault clearly indicated its colors in this regard last September during the publication of the Quebec Food Purchase Strategy and we are pleased to add this concrete achievement in connection with this government orientation ”, declared by press release the president and co-owner of La Bêlerie, Jamie Schofield.
In total, the project is valued at over $ 9 million. It should begin operations next spring. More than 80 jobs will be created.
The Bank of Montreal (BMO), Services aux Entreprises (SAE) de Granby and Investissement Québec (IQ) participated in the financing of the new plant, said its co-owner Myriam Langlois.
La Bêlerie was born from the return to the land of its two owners, Myriam Langlois and Jamie Schofield, who erected their sheepfold of 1800 heavy lambs two years ago in Cowansville.