A unique technology in Canada offering new opportunities to oat producers in southern Manitoba

OTTAWA, ON, December 13, 2021 / CNW / – Today, Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a federal investment of up to $ 5.1 million for Buffalo Creek Mills to purchase and installCanada technology as part of the expansion of its Altona, Manitoba.

Innovation and technology are essential to ensure that Canadian farmers remain competitive and well positioned for future growth. Investments aimed at supporting the development and installation of modern equipment help improve efficiency and boost farmers’ productivity through Canada.

A custom continuous oatmeal oven withCanada The functionality and associated processing and packaging equipment will allow Buffalo Creek Mills to further process oats for use as conventional food ingredients and for the creation of emerging oat products. The by-products are reused for use in animal feed and biofuels as part of an initiative to participate in a zero waste circular economy.


“This new equipment will help create and maintain new markets for Canadian oat products while helping to grow the local economy. Buffalo Creek Mills was part of the landscape of Southern Manitoba for many years and continues to provide safe, high quality oat products to Canadians and the world. Through their close ties to the local community, they are well positioned to bring this exciting new technology to the production of oats and oat products to the Southern Manitoba. “

Terry Duguid, MP for Winnipeg South

“Buffalo Creek Mills is a young company from Altona, Manitoba who started basic oat processing in 2015 with the ambition to produce ready-to-use oat products. The allocation of this Agri-Innovation funding has enabled our company to start a capital expansion project that includes the installation of state-of-the-art equipment that will produce both new conventional and emerging oat products for consumption. human. Upon completion of this project, Buffalo Creek Mills will have grown from three employees at inception to 45 employees and will have the capacity to process 54,000 tons/ year of healthy oats for world consumption. “

Ryan penner, CEO, Buffalo Creek Mills

Fast facts

  • Buffalo Creek Mills (2017) Inc., located at Altona, Manitoba, currently produces unstabilized oat groats (the husked grain of the oat grain) for sale in the North American market and processes it into a variety of commercial human grade oat products as well as quality products for pets, including oat groats, feed oats, oatmeal chips, ground oat hulls and hull pellets for animal feed, pet food and food industries. biofuels.
  • The Agri-innovate program, within the framework of the Canadian Partnership for Agriculture, provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and / or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural sector.
  • The Canadian Partnership for Agriculture is a $ 3 billion, five-year (2018-2023) investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments to strengthen and grow from Canada agricultural and agrifood sector.
  • The global oatmeal market is strong with Canada being well positioned to take advantage of the growth towards nutritious and convenient oat products, which is driving demand for western Canadian oat production and acreage.

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