Nova Scotia’s Farmers and Quebec’s Agropur dairy co-operatives to merge

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Farmers Dairy in the Maritimes is merging with a Quebec dairy

A Quebec dairy and a Nova Scotia dairy are joining forces.

Farmers Co-operative Dairy Ltd. of Halifax and Agropur cooperative of Longueuil, Que., announced the merger today in a news release.

Serge Riendeau, chairman of Agropur, says the larger co-operative will be capable of serving customers on a national basis.

The proposed merger and related arrangements will be submitted for approval by the members during separate general assemblies to be held on March 12.

The targeted date for the merging of activities is April 2.

Farmers Dairy is owned by 116 member dairy producers and has annual sales of $176 million, while Agropur has 3,288 producer owners and sales of $3.6 billion.

 

Organizations: Agropur cooperative

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Quebec, Longueuil

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  • THANK YOU GUARDIAN
    February 11, 2013 - 18:08

    Thank you Guardian for this heartwarming picture! It does a lot for the soul! Some poet should write about this cow and this special farmer, and tell about their relationship, about contented animals and how mankind relates to them, or should relate to them and to all animals. So much more in so-called "dumb animals" than we ever can appreciate, I think.

  • intobed
    February 11, 2013 - 16:56

    Let's see, Farmer's has 116 members, and Agropur has 3,288. This isn't a merger, it is an outright takeover.