Winkler Meats was established in 1964 by the Dyck Family. They began by making farmer sausage that was sold in the meat department of a local grocery store. As sales grew the decision was made to open a full time abattoir processing plant. Following the increase in business Winkler Meats has expanded three times and currently has over 45 employees.
As the company grew new products were added to the Winkler Meats label including smoked leg hams, bacon, coarse ham garlic sausage, and other deli meats. The traditional farmer sausage products continue to be the most popular. Winkler Meats also specializes in custom processing of specialty meats such as wild boar. Winkler’s brand products are sold across Western Canada in different chain and independent grocery stores, restaurants and at sporting venues.
In 2009 Winkler Meats was purchased by Progressive Meats, a Manitoba based company. The tradition of creating high quality products that the Winkler’s brand represents continues to be a high priority for Winkler Meats.
Winkler Meats is a federally inspected abattoir and processing plant regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the HACCP program.