Farming is close to the hearts of our farmers because many of them were raised on their family farms. Our farmers truly believe in the values of quality, expertise and respect for their flocks.
Granny’s Poultry was originally founded by a small group of farmers in Manitoba who sought consistent high quality and fair pricing for their locally-raised poultry. Today, the cooperative spirit continues and is stronger than ever. In early 2020, Granny’s Poultry merged with Exceldor cooperative to form the largest poultry cooperative in the country.
Exceldor cooperative, based in Levis, Quebec, is owned by over 400 farmer-members. Processing plants are located in Saint-Anselme, Saint-Damase, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Agapit, Quebec, as well as in Hanover, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Exceldor cooperative markets products under several brands, including Exceldor, Butterball, Granny’s and Lacroix.
Today, the Granny’s brand continues to thrive. Granny’s turkey products can be found in grocery stores across the country and chicken products are available throughout Western Canada.
For Granny’s, quality begins at our breeding farms and continues at our hatchery, where meticulous egg screening and optimum hatching conditions ensure the best possible start to a healthy flock.
In addition, Granny’s is certified under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institue for food safety and product quality. The SQF program encompasses a food safety management system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Thanks to the commitment of producers and employees, you can be sure that you are serving your family the finest products possible.
Birds are the livelihood of producers, each of whom cares for the wellbeing and whole health of their flock.
Our farmers know that their responsibility extends beyond the farm gate – because you’ve placed your trust in them and the quality of food they provide to your family. Many of our farmers have been involved in farming for several generations and all of whom take pride in caring for their poultry. In fact, our farmers proudly serve their families the very same Granny’s products that you serve to yours.
Better lives for our birds means a healthy flock and a healthy future for our farm families. This is why Granny’s conscientious producers care for and nurture their chickens and turkeys in clean, carefully protected environments designed to meet the needs of the flock.
This includes providing proper ventilation as well as light and temperature controlled conditions. The birds are free to interact and have access to food and fresh water. At the same time, they remain safe from predators, disease and poor weather and stay well protected during their growing cycle.
The hens and roosters on these farms are the parents of the birds raised on Granny’s chicken farms. Our hatching egg farms are all free-run facilities, the birds have access to fresh, clean water and nutritionally-balanced food to produce healthy offspring. Throughout its life, one hen will lay enough eggs to produce 120 chicks. Granny’s hatching egg producers participate in an on-farm safety program and their operations are regularly audited to ensure compliance with biosecurity and disease control regulations.
Granny’s chickens and turkeys are raised year round. All our farmer’s farms are free-run, the birds have 24-hour access to fresh, clean water and nutritionally-balanced feeds specially designed to meet their growing needs. They are free to roam in climate-controlled surroundings designed to optimize their comfort while keeping them safe from predators and protected from the threat of disease.
Knowing where your food comes from and that it is raised in a responsible manner is important. We couldn’t agree more. This is why Granny’s maintains the same high production standards at our centrally-located hatchery and processing plant as we do on our egg and poultry farms.
Our safe, sanitary and state-of-the-art hatchery houses the ideal hatching conditions and careful egg screening to ensure the best possible start to a healthy poultry flock. Granny’s has been issued a Certificate of Hatchery Accreditation from the federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for successfully completing a quality assurance program in its hatchery operations.
Our HACCP-certified processing facility – which oversees our product preparation and packaging – has outstanding quality assurance and food safety systems in place. In fact, we were the first poultry producer in Manitoba to establish our own on-site laboratory to enhance quality control. Our commitment to food safety goes even further in that we have put supplementary processes in place to ensure that the poultry you purchase from Granny’s is a safe to eat, high-quality product.