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Processor Acquisition Supports Supply Chain Continuity

Amir Quality Meats acquires Wellington Poultry Ltd.

BURLINGTON, ON – September 12, 2022 – Amir Quality Meats Inc. has acquired a processing facility and associated supply from Wellington Poultry Ltd., based in Arthur Ontario.

Wellington Poultry Ltd. is a provincially licensed processing facility that has served the Ontario specialty breeds market and mainstream markets for over 18 years. 

“Chicken Farmers of Ontario congratulates Amir Quality Meats on its acquisition of the Wellington Poultry Ltd,” said Murray Opsteen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “Ontario chicken farmers and the chicken industry are committed to providing consumers with a variety of choices when it comes to healthy, safe, locally-grown premium Ontario chicken products.”

Amir Quality Meats is one of Canada’s largest independent, family-owned Halal meat processors and distributors serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and markets throughout Canada. With the acquisition of Wellington, Amir looks forward to expanding their product offerings into the specialty breeds market, as well as continuing to serve the mainstream marketplace. 

“We are excited about the future of this industry,” said Sherry Aziz, Chief Financial Officer, Amir Quality Meats. “We see lots of opportunities to continue to build strong relationships with the growers and grow the marketplace - providing Ontarians with continued access to chicken choices.” 

“Ontario’s chicken industry is strong, vibrant and continues to grow. The industry supports 22,000 jobs and contributes over $4.2 billion to the Ontario economy on an annual basis,” said Denise Hockaday, CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “We continue to see the growth and potential of the industry, and this announcement supports our shared priority of ensuring Ontarians can continue to count on a steady supply of locally-grown chicken.”

CFO would like to thank Wellington Poultry to their longstanding commitment to the industry. 

Media Inquiries:
Kathryn Goodish
Senior Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
kathryn.goodish@ontariochicken.ca
289.288.4201