At its foundation in 1982, the development of Semican was based on the production of cereals and the conditioning of the seeds. With a steady growth in sales, it quickly became clear that to ensure the future of the company, we had to differentiate ourselves from other markets and other cereal suppliers.

The process began by establishing and developing good business relationships with researchers, breeders and entrepreneurs of various organizations. This ongoing work has allowed us to offer exclusive varieties of cereals possessing exceptional characteristics and superior return. This approach has also proved successful in forages allowing us to develop our exclusive line’’ Optimum’’ and more recently our new range of ’’Vitali-T’’ cover crop and inter-crop mixtures.

Obtaining the exclusive distribution of Lallemand’s Biotal products contributed greatly to the growth of the company by the arrival of silage inoculants with bacterial specific exclusivity, making this a successful product in this market.

Niche markets

Green manure cover crop

A part of the Quebec agricultural landscape for 34 years now, Semican has become an

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Malting barley

Semican has developed a great expertise in the malting barley market. This premium

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Bread wheat

Using cereals in crop rotations increases crop diversity and facilitates management

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Hulless Oats

Using oats in crop rotations increases crop diversity and facilitates crop management

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