Welcome to Groupe Westco

Groupe Westco is a New-Brunswick company based in Saint-François de Madawaska, near the Canada-U.S. border. Born from the union of poultry producers who shared a common vision for expansion, the association quickly became a success story and an example of hard work, innovation and profitability. In fact, we are well known by chambers of commerce, different levels of government and are often quoted as a model in the media. Engaged in society, we sponsor many social programs and contribute to fundraising in our community.

Top-Quality Chicken Always

Groupe Westco is one of the largest poultry farming organisations in Canada. We started with small meat-producing chicken and turkey farms and have grown to include our own hatchery, reproduction farms and transportation companies. We gained a solid understanding of the field and, a few years ago, we started thinking about expanding our business to include related and complementary activities such as: Food products (table eggs, liquid eggs), Recuperation (organic fertilizer production), Transportation (transportation and distribution network), Power (hydropower and wind power), Forestry (hard wood factory, forest harvesting).


 In order to bring top-quality chicken to market, our farms use the internationally-renowned Cobb and Aviagen American genetic techniques for poultry production. The birds are treated with respect and live in a natural egg-laying environment. Comprising of 12 hen houses with 10,000 units each, these farms produce fertilized eggs that will hatch to become meat-producing chickens. These eggs (over 14 million per year) are then transported to our hatchery for the incubation period.


The eggs, which come from various farms, are placed in incubators for 18 days. We recreate the bird’s natural environment by placing the eggs on trays that rock at regular intervals. In these closed chambers, the temperature is set to 99.5°C and humidity is 86%. After the incubation, the eggs are placed in the hatching chamber. Modern technology allows us to vaccinate the chicks through the shell at this time in order to immunize them and avoid future medication. The eggs hatch 3 days later, 22 to 28 days after they were laid.

Broiler Chicken And Turkey

Production is one of Groupe Westco’s main activities. We are proud to be one of Canada’s largest producer. In addition to owning Manitoba’s second largest farm, we produce 51% of the chickens and 67% of the turkeys in New Brunswick.


Transportation plays a key role in supply and transfer. Groupe Westco and its subsidiaries own over 30 transportation units in order to transport chicks, grain, eggs, feed and wood chips

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Groupe Westco is a New-Brunswick company based in Saint-François de Madawaska, near the Canada-U.S. border.



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