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Vallée-Jonction’s Olymel closes: ‘We’re in shock’

Vallée-Jonction’s Olymel closes: ‘We’re in shock’

The closure of the Olmel factory in Vallée-Jonction still has repercussions in the Beauce region, in Chaudière-Appalaches. Pork producers will have to reduce their production.

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Chaudiere Appalachian accounts for 32% of the province’s pork production.

“As a producer of pork in Boss, since our slaughterhouse is located in Vallée-Jonction, we are in shock after this announcement. We have heard that big decisions will be made, but in the end it will have to close,” said Simon Britton, pork producer, to TVA Nouvelles. our factory”.

Reducing production or shutting down is a choice that producers will face after the announcement regarding the Olmel plant. In his 28-year career, this has been Mr. Boivin’s greatest challenge.

“Over the years, we have had to face different challenges. Among others, the environmental challenges, the strike in Vallée-Jonction, the COVID problems that have increased our production costs, the border closures. The challenges excite us,” he testifies.

Economic players in the region meet on Monday. A press briefing will be announced.

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