The Manitoba Protein Advantage

Global demand for plant and animal protein is increasing, providing economic opportunities for farmers, processors and communities in Manitoba.

Manitoba produces and processes some of the world’s finest and most sustainable plant and animal protein. Explore our quality protein sources and invest in protein innovation.

Manitoba entrepreneurs and businesses with innovative animal and plant protein products will compete in the first Manitoba Protein Challenge.

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Recent Investments in Manitoba’s Protein Industry

  • $600 million by Roquette to construct the world’s largest pea protein processing facility in Portage la Prairie
  • $212.5 million by Hylife Foods to expand pork processing (Neepawa) and feed and pig production (southwestern Manitoba)
  • $102 million by Merit Functional Foods to construct a pea and canola protein processing facility in Rosser
  • $100 million by MDI Holdings Inc. to construct a dairy processing facility in Winnipeg
  • $50 million by Parmalat to construct a fluid milk plant in Winnipeg
  • $93.7 million by Paterson GlobalFoods to construct an oat processing plant in Winnipeg

Latest News 

September 19, 2019: Manitoba Holds First Manitoba Protein Summit

December 17, 2019: Province Launces Inaugural Manitoba Protein Challenge 

January 21, 2020: Province Creates New Protein Consortium to Further Manitoba's Protein Advantage Strategy

February 4, 2020: Province Undertaking Forage Insurance Review

February 7, 2020: Province Launching Research Project to Reduce Wildlife Predation of Livestock

February 18, 2020: Province Invests in Clean Wastewater Infrastructure for Portage la Prairie