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.

March 17, 2020, Manitoba entrepreneurs and businesses will have their first opportunity to compete in the Manitoba Protein Challenge.


Recent Investments in Manitoba’s Protein Industry

  • $400 million by Roquette to construct the world’s largest pea protein processing facility in Portage la Prairie
  • $176 million by Hylife Foods to expand pork processing (Neepawa) and feed and pig production (southwestern Manitoba)
  • $65 million by Merit Functional Foods to construct a pea and canola protein processing facility
  • $50 million by Parmalat to construct a fluid milk plant in Winnipeg
  • $94 million by Paterson GlobalFoods to construct an oat processing plant in Winnipeg

Latest News 

September 19, 2019: Manitoba Holds First Manitoba Protein Summit