Ronald A. Chisholm Limited (CHISHOLM), established in 1938, has developed into one of the world's leading independent agrifood dealers, known in every one of its markets as a superior supplier or customer.

CHISHOLM began as a commission broker transacting between Canadian companies producing dairy and poultry products (butter, cheese, milk powder, chicken, turkey, and eggs) and Canadian companies utilizing these products (wholesalers, retailers, food processors, and exporters). By the 1940's the company had expanded its trading base to include beef and pork meat.

In the 1950's the company recognized the need to offer more value added services and expanded its agrifood influence as a principal dealer. In this period the company also developed trade between Canada and the USA, Mexico, Western Europe, Asia, and Austral Asia.



By the early 1970's the company had become the pre-eminent Canadian agrifood trading house, providing market information to major participants in the meat and dairy industries. To this day the CHISHOLM meat price reporting system is used as a key settlement component to the meat processing industry.

By the late 1970's, CHISHOLM could see the global market beginning to further develop and expanded this client base to include all major meat, dairy and food ingredient producers, manufacturers, exporters, importers and distributors located in all major markets around the world.


Headquartered in Toronto, CHISHOLM has offices in Montreal, Moscow, St. Petersburg, St. Louis, Michigan, Itajai, Sao Paulo , Dublin, Paris, Prague, Havana and Guangzhou. CHISHOLM continues to explore and open new trade lanes in order to consistently offer the most international raw material purchasing options to its customers and the most international sales options to its suppliers.