Viterra


Viterra

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name = Viterra
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company_type = Public (tsx|VT)
foundation = 2007
location_city = Regina, Saskatchewan
location_country = Canada
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key_people = Mayo M. Schmidt
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industry = Agriculture
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num_employees = 1,429cite web |url=http://zenobank.com/index.php?symbol=CA;VT&page=quotesearch |title=Company Profile for Viterra Inc (CA;VT) |accessdate=2008-10-10]
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Viterra (tsx|VT) is the name of the company formed from the take-over of Agricore United by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.

Corporate profile

Viterra is Canada’s premier agribusiness built on the foundation of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc. and Agricore United. The new company has extensive operations and distribution capabilities across Canada and in the United States and Japan.

Viterra is connected to customers at each stage of an integrated pipeline that starts with farmers and extends to destination customers around the world. Well-positioned geographically and with business segment diversity, Viterra serves its customers with a wide range of proprietary seed varieties, fertilizer, equipment, a full line of crop protection products, extensive agronomic and financial services and the largest network of grain handling and marketing facilities in Canada.

Viterra capitalizes on its ability to contract, market and transport grain from producers to end-use customers, using its elevators, specialty plants and port facilities. Through these businesses, Viterra increase the value of grains and oilseeds it handles, providing its destination customers in global regions with a secure source of high quality crops, including identity preserved varieties bred to customer specifications.

Viterra formulates and manufactures feed for dairy and beef cattle, poultry and other specialty feeds from ten feed mills and two pre-mix manufacturing centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Texas and New Mexico.

The company also has interests in value-added processing including wholly-owned subsidiaries like Can-Oat Milling, the largest industrial oat miller in the world, and Western Co-operative Fertilizers Limited (Westco), a major fertilizer distributor in Western Canada. Through Westco, Viterra holds a 34% interest in Canadian Fertilizer Limited, a world-scale urea and ammonia plant. The company also has an investment in Prairie Malt Limited, a single-site malting plant located at Biggar, Saskatchewan.

Viterra’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VT.

The current company can trace its roots back the 1902 founding of Territorial Grain Growers Association. Grain Growers Grain Company (1906-???)
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Saskatchewan Cooperative |
Elevator Company (1911-1926) |
| Manitoba Pool
Alberta Wheat Pool Elevators
(1923-1998) (1926-1998)
Saskatchewan Co-operative |_____________________|
Wheat Producers (1923-1953) |
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|
Agricore United Grain Growers
(1998-2001) (1917-2001)
|__________________


Sask. Wheat Pool Agricore United (1953-2007) (2001-2007)
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VITERRA 2007 -

References

See also

* Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
* Agricore United
* Agricore
* United Grain Growers
* Alberta Wheat Pool
* Manitoba Pool Elevators


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