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Capture more profit by feeding cattle to finish

Our History: August 1983

The Manitoba Beef Commission, a marketing agency established by the NDP government in the late 1970s, ran this ad in our August 18, 1983 issue. It encouraged cattle producers to capture more profit by feeding their animals to finish, and offered marketing assistance plus financing assistance through MACC.

The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association and the NDP government were at odds on the Beef Commission and other issues, and that month the legislature passed a bill removing the MCPA’s compulsory checkoff. The legislature also passed a bill restricting non-resident farmland ownership to 10 acres.

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