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January 26, 2018

MANITOBA HOSTING WORKSHOPS FOR FARMERS FOCUSED ON BEEF, FORAGE MANAGEMENT



The Manitoba government is hosting five workshops focused on marketing and farm management information for cattle and forage producers, highlighting the importance of a strong and growing livestock sector in the province, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

“Our government values the thousands of farm families in Manitoba whose involvement in the beef and forage industry help build the economy and support our communities,” said Eichler.  “The sustainable growth of the livestock sector is important to farmers and the entire province.  We are proud to recognize Manitoba Beef and Forage Week by partnering with the industry on these important knowledge-sharing seminars, which are an opportunity for farmers to learn from experts and one another.”

Speakers from government and industry will focus on areas such as beef market outlooks, increasing pasture productivity, premises identification and extended grazing.

“Manitoba Beef Producers encourages our members to attend the beef and forage seminar in their area,” said Brian Lemon, general manager, Manitoba Beef Producers.  “There are a number of informative topics being covered at the respective seminars which will surely benefit producers in the province and their operations.  There is a great value in having these events shine a spotlight on our industry as well as getting producers together for networking and discussion.”

The seminars are being held at local agriculture offices to mark Manitoba Beef and Forage Week, which runs Jan. 29 to Feb. 2.  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and each session runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Eriksdale Recreation Centre, Mon. Jan. 29.  Register at 204-768-2782.
  • Ste. Rose du Lac Community Hall, Tues. Jan. 30.  Register at 204-622-2007.
  • Minitonas Community Hall, Wed. Jan. 31.  Register at 204-734-3417.
  • Holland Community Hall, Thurs. Feb. 1.  Register at 204-239-3352.
  • Vita Hall, Fri. Feb. 2.  Register at 204-452-5050.

The minister noted Manitoba continues to support the sustainable growth of the livestock sector, as outlined in its upcoming livestock growth strategy.  The strategy, announced as part of the 2017-18 budget, will set out how the province will work with industry in key areas, he added.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  The cost per person is $10 and includes lunch.  The seminars will be presented by Manitoba Agriculture, the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association and Manitoba Beef Producers.

For more information on Manitoba’s agricultural programs and services, follow the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/MBGovAg.

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