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Sun Country Ranch honoured at MCDA 2018 convention

This is a farm exemplifying sustainable on-farm management, says Seine-Rat River Conservation District

Southeastern Manitoba cattle producers Quinn and Stephan Schubert were the recipients of the 2018 Seine-Rat River Conservation District Award at the December 11 CD banquet in Brandon. Presenting the award was Ray Frey, MCDA chairman (left) and Jodi Goerzen, SRRCD manager (right) along with Lorraine Stevenson on behalf of the awards sponsor Manitoba Co-operator.

The owners of a 1,440-acre ranch in southeastern Manitoba were the recipients of the Seine-Rat River Conservation District Award, one of nine presented during the 2018 Conservation District annual banquet in December.

Quinn and Stephan Schubert established their cattle operation in 2010 where they today raise 300 head of Black Angus/Simmental crossbred cattle on land both owned and rented, where they produce pasture, hay, corn and oats.

The couple, who has twin seven-year-old daughters, has been keen to explore environmental programs that would benefit their farm, prioritizing the health of their herd from the start, and adopting practices such as improving access to clean drinking water for their animals.

The Schuberts have addressed the challenges they encountered in increasing calf health, improving overall herd strength and refining on-farm productivity by building a sustainable farm operation that will leave behind clean water and healthy soil for generations to come, said staff with the Seine-Rat River Conservation District.

This family has “an outstanding commitment to the health of the watershed, and continues to locally demonstrate responsible farming practices to their community, while supporting neighbours and friends to adopt the same practices.

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