MONKLAND — The Eastern Ontario Development Program has shelled out $70,000 to Laplante Poultry Farm, in part to help shift the operation’s waste material to local bio-digesters.
Experiencing a recent production increase, the Monkland-based chicken-processing plant will use the money to expand the business and implement a more cost effective waste management system. Local bio-digesters will be contracted to handle the plant’s waste material, as part of a change creating a “new value chain,” according to a press release from Cornwall and The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation, which administers the funding program.
The Laplante family has over 100 years of combined experience in the agricultural sector. Their poultry-meat operation was one of two local businesses to receive an announced $70,000 grant on Oct. 21.
The same figure went to Chesterville’s Installation Deliveries Plus (IDP) Group Inc. in support of its warehousing activities at the former Nestlé factory, which the firm purchased last year.