Cargill Limited is one of Canada’s largest merchandisers and processors. Cargill partners with farmers, ranchers and food companies of all sizes to support a strong and dependable food system in Canada. Cargill processes meat and oilseed, and manufactures livestock feed. In addition, Cargill is involved in crop input product retailing, as well as grain handling, salt distribution and merchandising.
Cargill supports several organizations dedicated to ending hunger in Canada. Cargill is a proud sponsor of Food Bank Canada, Second Harvest, 4-H Canada, Agriculture in the Classroom, Farm & Food Care, Actua and Earth Rangers.
In Saskatchewan, Cargill’s operations span the entire canola supply chain from developing new seeds to producing healthier oils. Cargill handles seed at their elevators, crushes the seed at their plant and then refines the oil to produce the canola oil used as an ingredient in foods around the world.
Did you know?
- Cargill has 88 locations across Canada and employs almost 8,000 people.
- Cargill’s first office in Canada opened in 1928.
- Cargill produces all of the beef patties for McDonald’s Canada at its facility in Spruce Grove, Alberta just outside of Edmonton. It can produce over 2,600 patties per minute and nearly 3 million beef patties per day – all made with 100% Canadian beef!
- Cargill makes three of the necessary ingredients in the Big Mac Meal – the beef patties, the canola oil used to cook the french fries, and salt for seasoning.
- Canola oil from Cargill is used as an ingredient in many of your favourite snacks, such as Gold Fish crackers, Lays potato chips and McDonald’s french fries.