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MSS SC 140

Title: Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-Operative Ltd. fonds

Dates: 1954

Extent: 0.1 cm of textual records

Administrative History: The Manitoba Co-Operative Dairies Ltd. (Manco) was incorporated in 1920 with its purchase of the Manitoba Creamery Company. In 1927, The Manitoba Cooperative Dairies merged with the Manitoba Poultry Marketing Association to form the Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-Operative Ltd. Manco continued to acquire Manitoba creameries throughout the 1920s and 1930s and by 1940 had became one of Manitoba's largest producers of dairy products and distributors of poultry and eggs. In the 1950s, the Co-Operative expanded their operations to include several cheese plants. By 1976, Manco's sales were almost $28 000 000 with net earnings of over $6 000 000. In 1982 the Co-Op's name was changed back to Manitoba Co-Operative Dairies and changed again in 1986 to Co-Operative Dairies Ltd. In 1996 Manco became a subsidiary of Dairyworld Foods (Dairyland).

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Nellie McComb in 1994.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of a laminated certificate identifying James E. McComb of Shoal Lake, Mb., as the owner of two one-dollar shares of Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-Operative Ltd.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: Open to all researchers.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.