Maple Leaf Foods says they are over half done their conversions to open sow housing.

Maple Leaf Foods says group sow housing switch moving quickly

Maple Leaf Foods says it is on track to be the first large-scale producer to completely shift to open sow housing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Maple Leaf Foods expects to complete its change to open sow housing with years to spare. The company has completed more than half of its transition, according to Dr. Greg Douglas, vice-president of animal care. Along the way the company has learned a lot about housing and managing sows in groups. Why […] Read more

Maple Leaf to buy Quebec pepperoni processor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Meat processor Maple Leaf Foods plans to boost its space in the pepperoni and dry-cured meats market with a deal for Montreal-based Viau Foods. Toronto-based Maple Leaf announced Tuesday it will pay $215 million, including $30 million in Maple Leaf shares, for Viau, which today bills itself as “Canada’s most important independent producer of pepperoni.” […] Read more

Pork supply issues hit Maple Leaf’s Q1 ledger

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Meat packer Maple Leaf Foods posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as lower prices and a temporary interruption in supplies hurt sales of its pork products, sending its shares to their lowest in nearly two years. The company, one of Canada’s biggest pork processors, said that processed fresh pork sales were affected by a […] Read more

Maple Leaf posts higher-than-expected profit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Meat-packing company Maple Leaf Foods reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by increased retail sales in Canada and higher exports. The company, whose brands include Schneiders and namesake Maple Leaf, said adjusted operating earnings rose 10 per cent to $59 million in the first quarter ended March 31. Maple Leaf, which is Canada’s […] Read more

Cash-rich Maple Leaf sees abundant U.S. opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Canadian meat packing company Maple Leaf Foods is hunting for acquisitions in the U.S., after years spent upgrading old factories and shedding business lines, its CEO said on Wednesday. Maple Leaf, which reported on Wednesday its profits doubled in the fourth quarter, sees growth opportunities from meat produced humanely and without antibiotics, and […] Read more


Maple Leaf Foods allows McCain to boost stake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods reported a smaller-than-expected profit on Wednesday and also said it would allow its biggest shareholder to take a bigger stake in the company. The company said CEO Michael McCain and an affiliated company, McCain Capital Inc., could now bump up their stake to as much as 45 […] Read more

Maple Leaf profit jumps by over 70 per cent

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Meat processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported a 70.4 per cent jump in quarterly profit as lower costs and higher prices boosted earnings at its prepared meats business. Maple Leaf said adjusted operating earnings in its meat products unit, the company’s primary source of income, more than doubled to $65.93 million in […] Read more