For the past three years, we have been trucking five loads a week to a domestic market that is hoping to expand. We have been in this market for the last twenty years, and it is getting more sophisticated each year. This specialty market now has testing for gluten and GMO contamination as well as numerous other contaminants. The pea protein is being used in the production of protein isolate for domestic and international use as an additive in protein shakes, bars, and many other food products. With the advent of more protein extraction companies starting up in the near future, there will be a huge demand for yellow peas in Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. We buy yellow peas every week of the year. If you’re interested in any advice or to look into a production contract, please give us a call.
Our feed pea market is made up of a network of long-term relationships we have had with people for years. Many of our contacts are right here in Manitoba since this market is so prevalent in the hog industry.