Recipient of the
2002 Canadian
Cattlemen's
Association
Environmental
Stewardship Award

    

 

Canada's First Integrated Feedlot/Fuel Ethanol Facility

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Vision Statement
Leadership in Sustainable Innovative Agricuture

Mission Statement
Growing value through leadership in the sustainable production and processing of agricultural products

Core Values
Pound-Maker's values are steeped in tradition. The company's founders embedded principles that remain the foundation of our business. Principles of: integrity in our business practices, creating value for shareholders, supporting communities, creating local employment opportunities, providing a balanced lifestyle and creating opportunities for personal growth. All of which continue to guide and drive our business today. Our continued commitment to these principles along with our core values ensure that we operate in a manner that will make our founders and all stakeholders proud of their association with Pound-Maker.

Integrity * Quality in Performance * Sustainability * Diversity in Strength * Respect for all stakeholders * Leadership * Compassionate Employer * Contributor to the communities we live in

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Operational Statistics

Feedlot Information

2012 - 2013 Marketings

35,544 Head
Cattle Purchased in Saskatchewan
68%
Cattle Sold in Saskatchewan
0%
Feed Grain Consumption
1,906,,000 bushels
Co-Product Consumption
17,675 MT (As Fed)
[Equivalent to
250,000 bu of barley]
Forage Consumption
23,000 MT
Straw Requirements
12,500 Bales
Acres of Production Required
145 per day
Total Annual Payroll
$1,500,000

Ethanol Information

2012 - 2013 Production
13,992,106 Litres
Sold in Saskatchewan
100%
Feed Grain Consumption
1,380,000 bushels
Acres of Production Required
95 per day
Total Annual Payroll
$800,000

Information for period of
May 1st 2012 to April 30th 2013

Pound-Maker was established in 1970 when local area farmers were looking for an alternative market for their grain. A 2,500-head feedlot was constructed to utilize this grain with 50 local area farmers as shareholders. By the mid eighties, the feedlot expanded to 8,500 head in order to continue to allow farmers to diversify and market their grain locally.

It became apparent that continued investigation was required in order to come up with other areas in which the local farmers could market their products. After lengthy investigations and feasibility studies, a 10,000-head feedlot and a 10 million-litre ethanol plant was constructed in 1991. At this time a share offering occurred and the 50 shareholders grew to over 200 represented in Pound-Maker Investments Ltd. The number of employees at Pound-Maker has increased from 15 to approximately 50 with 75% of them raised locally.

Pound-Maker Investments Ltd. owns 100% of the operating company Pound-Maker Agventures Ltd and the investment company Pound-Maker Capital Corp. All Pound-Maker companies are governed by a Board of Directors of 8.

The shareholders of Pound-Maker Investments have the first right to deliver grain, price and quality being equal. If additional supplies are needed, non-shareholders and other grain companies can deliver.

In 1994 and in 1998, expansion occurred resulting in a one-time feedlot capacity of 28,500 head. Ethanol production has increased to 12.5 million litres due to technological improvements.

Pound-Maker's initial goal, to provide local area farmers an alternative market for their grain, to provide employment for their children and to enhance their community continues to be the guiding force in day-to-day operations.

 
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