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Western Canada’s Largest Family-Owned Pedigreed Seed Processing Plant Breaks Ground

Manitoba’s Pitura Seeds recently broke ground on the largest family-owned pedigreed seed processing operation in Western Canada. The state-of-the-art cleaning facility will process 800 to 1,000 bushels per hour, with the potential to double capacity in the future, and will focus on cereals and soybeans.

The new concrete structure will be located north of the current business, located approximately three miles west of the town of Domain, Man. Pitura Seeds was established in the 1950s by Carl and Clara Pitura. Their son Calvin and daughter-in-law Barbara Strath-Pitura came into the business in 1978, seeing opportunity for producing high-quality pedigreed seed. The multi-generational business now includes son Connor Pitura who manages the seed farm, and son-in-law Tom Greaves, in addition to 10 other full-time staff.

The seed processing plant broke ground on April 10, 2018, and is expected to be fully operational by October 1st of this year.