It was in 1969 that Robert Clément and Monique Clément, proudly called "Grandpa and Grandma", bought the farm from Raymond, Grandpa's father. The following year, they built a brand new chicken coop that could accommodate up to 12,000 laying hens. They even increased the production number of Holstein cows to 125 as well as the number of cultivation acres to 640 acres in order to produce corn, dry hay and alfalfa.
As a bonus, they built a sugar shack where family gatherings were held every Sunday.
It was Éric, Dominique and Frédéric Clément's turn to take over the family business in 1993, following a tragic accident. Robert was hit head-on by a car in Florida, which plunged him into a deep coma for 3 months. It was the turning point of their career. Overnight, they found themselves with the family business in their hands and wanted to make it work in order to honor the hard work of their parents.
They therefore took charge of this beautiful family business and led it to develop more and more, with the ardor of an entrepreneur in the belly. They made several expansion decisions at that time, with the new generation alongside them, David, Francis, Trystan, Amélie, Jennifer, Kim, Yannick and Amanda Clément, who had the desire for entrepreneurship.
So we bought more and more land until we finally got 900 cultivable acres. Then came the day of the construction of a hen house, a flour mill, a free-range hen house, a soybean meal processing plant, a drying plan grain stores and even luxury apartment blocks in the north of Sherbrooke.