The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is making producers aware that immediate assistance is required by Manitoba producers affected by the urgent call for the evacuation of cattle in areas facing impending flooding threats surrounding Lake Manitoba.
A few years ago, drought conditions in Alberta and Saskatchewan saw producers there make arrangements with Manitoba producers to take their cows for a couple of years. “The reversal is likely the best scenario in this case if there are producers in a position to do so,” said AAFC community pasture manager Rick Gaube.
Manitoba community pastures can take another 1,000 pairs. As well, the federal program will be able to accept an additional 500 to 700 pairs on Saskatchewan pastures.