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Manitoba Beef Producers president steps down

The race to become the federal Conservatives’ candidate in Dauphin has claimed a second Manitoba farm leader. Dauphin-area rancher Ben Fox, president of Manitoba Beef Producers and the District 13 representative on the group’s board, announced Tuesday he had resigned as MBP president to seek a “federal party nomination.” MBP didn’t say which nomination Fox

The Manitoba Beef Producers held a fall meeting in District 7 in Birtle on Nov. 10.

Beef Producers mull tough season at district meetings

The Manitoba Beef Producers has been meeting throughout the province this fall to talk directly to members

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) says tumbling prices and waterlogged pastures have caused a tough year for the province’s cattle producers. “We all know what has happened to cattle prices, they have done nothing but fall since 2015. Feedlot margins are getting tighter and tighter, and then it has just been a year like no other


MBP bursary winners for 2012

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) has announced bursaries of $500 each for children of Manitoba beef producers pursuing post-secondary studies related to agriculture and the rural economy. “MBP is proud to invest in these students and the future of agriculture in Manitoba,” said Ray Armbruster, MBP president. “We congratulate all of the winners and we wish

MBP Votes To Stay Out Of KAP

CO-OPERATOR STAFF / BRANDON Manitoba Beef Producers shot down a resolution at its recent annual meeting calling on the board to rejoin Keystone Agricultural Producers. Minto farmer Bill Campbell spoke in favour of the resolution, which was conditional on MBP being treated as a full member with full representation on KAP s board of directors.

Clarify Ownership Regulations, Meeting Told

The alleged non-payment of a cattle buyer who went bankrupt earlier this year sparked calls for more stringent regulation of provincial bonding and licensing practices at a Manitoba Beef Producers annual district meeting. Lyleton-area rancher Tim McMechan, who was never paid the $50,000 value for a load of 36 cattle he sold to a buyer


MCEC Moving Ahead Following Funding Loss

Anew beef slaughter facility is still on track to open in Winnipeg in 2012, despite losing $10 million in funding from the federal government. “We’re as anxious to get out there and make an announcement as anyone else, and we hope to soon. Everyone is kinda anxious,” said David Wiens, a director with the Manitoba

Federal Funds Diverted From Beef To Hogs

While Manitoba’s hog industry celebrated some rare good news last week, the beef sector was reeling from yet another setback in the bid to re-establish federally inspected beef slaughter capacity here. Citing unspecified problems with the Keystone Processors Ltd. business plan, the federal government has withdrawn $10 million in financing it promised the beef-processing company

MBP Is First Stop For Cattle Evacuation Information

Cattle producers affected by the flooding crisis are urged to get in touch with Manitoba Beef Producers as their first point of contact. MBP is an information clearing house about available pasture land for producers who need to evacuate cattle. It can also advise producers forced to move animals about sources to contact and procedures


Snowstorm Adds To Flood Woes

Hundreds of cattle died in the snowstorm which swept across the province over the May 1 weekend, as the toll rises from the soggiest, coldest spring in recent memory. Animals trapped in mud, snow, and water expired in cold and wet conditions, succumbing to exposure, suffocating or dying under the hooves of other animals vainly

Flood Aid For Cattle Producers Still Pending

Federal officials remain tight lipped about an emergency aid package for flooded Manitoba cattle producers as winter closes in on an industry already short of feed. “We’re working just as hard and quickly as we can,” was all Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz would say during a Nov. 19 stopover in Winnipeg as the first snowstorm