Agribusiness in Winnipeg, Manitoba Relies on Caterpillar Equipment
According to Economic Development Winnipeg, the Winnipeg area “is home to many of Canada’s leading international agribusiness companies and industry associations, with a mature agri-food research and development ecosystem.” The Province of Manitoba provides a fifth or more of Canada’s overall production of hogs, potatoes, soy, and oats. The Winnipeg agricultural sector’s contribution to the provincial GDP is the third-highest of a Canadian centre. The Winnipeg area’s agricultural strength spills over into the food processing industry as well, with nearly 200 food and beverage manufacturers located in the city.
Farms around the Winnipeg area rely on Caterpillar equipment to prepare fields, harvest food, and move materials. They need Caterpillar loaders to move materials such as feed, dirt, snow, and sand. Caterpillar excavators help farmers complete projects on their land, and utility vehicles assist with off-road towing and hauling.