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on September 1, 2009

Nadeau Poultry Farm lays off half of employees

Downsizing is attributed to the firm’s rival moving its processing to a Quebec company.

Nadeau Poultry Farm in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada, has announced they will lay off 175 of its 340 employees, cbc.ca reported.

The reduction is being attributed to the firm's rival Group Westco sending its chickens to Quebec-based Olymel for slaughter. Nadeau, as a result, does not have enough business justify the workers' shifts.

Earlier this year Nadeau opposed the ruling from Canada's Competition Tribunal that allowed Westco to go outside of New Brunswick for processing. Nadeau argued that since Westco controls 80% of the chickens in the province, processing should be kept in New Brunswick.

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