our cooperative has specialized in poultry-and nothing but poultry- working to promote local producers and the quality of their products. Today, the Exceldor cooperative is owned by some 400 members. Every week we process nearly two million air- and water-chilled chickens and turkeys.

We prepare our poultry in a variety of ways so our customers can serve it as they wish. Quality comes first in everything we produce at Exceldor, from marinated breasts to whole turkeys. Consumers can find our top-quality products in supermarkets and restaurants.

Based in Levis, Quebec, we have plants in Saint-Anselme, Saint-Damase, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and Saint-Agapit in Quebec, as well as in Hanover, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

We are also the co-owners of four other companies operating mainly in the poultry sector, namely Viandes Lacroix Inc., Unidindon, and Volailles Giannone in Quebec, and Golden Valley in Ontario. We market our products under several brands, including Exceldor, Butterball, Granny’s and Lacroix.

Our mission

Produce poultry that people will be proud to serve.

Our Vision

Become a recognized leader in the Canadian poultry industry.

We Are Proud,
and With good reason.

Proud of our people and products
Respectful of people, animal welfare, and the environment
Open to new ideas
United behind our business, partners, and communities
Dedicated to giving our very best
These values guide us in all that we do.

We meet the highest quality standards

We meet the highest quality standards

From farm to processing plant, we strive for quality right down to the smallest details. We leave nothing to chance.

All our plants come under the federal jurisdiction of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Through rigorous inspections and biosafety and food safety protocols, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ensures that our poultry products are in perfect condition when they leave the plant.

Animal welfare is one of our top priorities Animal welfare is one of our top priorities

At Exceldor, we care about the health and well-being of our birds, and that's why we take a proactive approach, complete with a team of specialists dedicated entirely to animal welfare. We share a commitment to best practices together with our employees, our members, and our business partners.

We are inspired by best practices and by the experts who work to ensure animal welfare around the world.

Our training programs for employees and business partners are designed to ensure that they understand and abide by our practices at every level of the company. The responsible treatment of animals is a core value of our corporate culture.

We continuously seek out innovative methods to improve the living conditions of the animals we raise. And every week, we conduct audits to ensure all required standards are met.

We are dedicated to following and upholding the highest food safety and quality requirements, as well as standards recognized and applauded worldwide.

For Exceldor and our team, animal welfare is a top priority!

Our board

Yves Côté
Yves Côté Administrator - Region 7 Chairman
François Turcotte
François Turcotte Administrator - Region 1 Vice-chairman
Louis Ferland
Louis Ferland Administrator - Region 3
Patrick Lavallée
Patrick Lavallée Administrator - Region 5
Sébastien Charrois
Sébastien Charrois Administrator - Region 2
Gérard Aeschlimann
Gérard Aeschlimann Administrator - Region 4
Jean-Luc Husereau Administrator - Region 6
Ken Reimer Administrator - Region 8
Barclay Uruski Administrator - Region 9

Executive committee

René Proulx
René Proulx President and CEO
Éric Cadoret
Éric Cadoret Vice President
Operational Excellence, IT, and Major Projects
Joël Cormier
Joël Cormier Senior Vice President
Chicken Division
Denis Boudreau
Denis Boudreau Vice President
Human Resources
Michael Norman
Michael Norman Vice President
Christian Jacques
Christian Jacques Vice President
Geneviève Arsenault
Geneviève Arsenault Vice President
Quality Assurance, R&D, and Animal Welfare
Anthony Tavares
Anthony Tavares Senior Vice President
Turkey Division