Trouw Nutrition Canada purchases Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd.
28 October 2019
From Left to Right: Ryan Yantzi, Systems Operations and Sales Manager, Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd., Steve Yantzi, President, Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd., Jacques Leclerc, Managing Director, Trouw Nutrition Canada, Kevin Weppler, General Manager – Ontario, Trouw Nutrition Canada
October 28, 2019 (St. Marys, ON) – Trouw Nutrition Canada (Shur-Gain) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd., based in Tavistock, ON. The change in ownership is effective November 1, 2019.
The purchase includes the feed manufacturing, grain storage, crop input facility and retail store in Tavistock, the grain elevator on Line 29 North East of Tavistock and the retail store and crop input business in Brunner. Shur-Gain is currently evaluating options for the crop input and seed aspects of the business and will be setting a direction in the coming months.
“Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd. has been a very loyal Shur-Gain dealer since our establishment in 1958,” says Steve Yantzi, President of Yantzi Feed & Seed Ltd. “Our family has discussed several options for the business and we feel that the best fit for us and our customers is to become a part of Shur-Gain.”
“Shur-Gain is proud to have been represented by the Yantzi family in the Tavistock area for over 60 years and we are very excited that Steve, Gail and Ryan have chosen us to carry on their business,” says Kevin Weppler, General Manager of Shur-Gain Ontario. “They have built a tremendous customer base and a strong group of employees that support the business. We are excited to continue to grow this business, working closely with our customers.”
Both the Yantzi family and Shur-Gain are committed to making this transition seamless for customers of the business. The mill in Tavistock will continue to operate as usual with the same staff and offering the same quality products.
Shur-Gain, Trouw Nutrition Canada is a leading animal nutrition company offering a wide range of species-specific nutritional solutions designed to meet the challenges producers are facing today. The company employs over 1,450 professionals across Canada with 16 manufacturing plants, 13 Feeds ‘N Needs stores in Atlantic Canada and an extensive dealer network within Ontario and Quebec. To learn more visit www.trouwnutrition.ca.
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Kevin Weppler, General Manager, Shur-Gain Ontario