Stay up to date on upcoming events, district events, and our Annual General Meeting by visiting the Events page here.
Flood Information for Producers
In a flood situation, it is important for producers to keep detailed records on all additional flood-related expenses.
Producers should document changes to their operation, damage to property and other losses.
Producers are encouraged to take photos of floodwater and the impacts and to keep all receipts and records on hand. Retaining these records and photos is important.
Producers who need to transport livestock to an alternate area are encouraged to book a transport company immediately to ensure service.
Manitoba Beef Producers participated in the Animal Health Emergency Management Project which saw the development of a number of resources to help producers in various sectors prepare for a potential emergency, with a focus on an animal-disease outbreak. For more information on the producer handbook, visit: https://animalhealth.ca/ahem/resources/
Codes of Practice & Assurance Programs
Follow the link below to learn about compliance-related topics like the Beef Cattle Code of Practice, Verified Beef Production Plus, producer and industry benefits, research and biosecurity.
There are various tools and risk management practices that beef producers can apply to keep livestock healthy.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), along with consultation from provincial beef organizations and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), developed a biosecurity standard which outlines the general practices and guidelines to implement biosecurity to control and reduce the risk and impacts of diseases in herds.
The beef biosecurity standard is voluntary, cost effective, and designed for on-farm application in operations of all types and sizes across Canada. The basics of the biosecurity standard are found in the producer guidebook developed by Manitoba Beef Producers.
If any producers are interested in biosecurity signage for their land, or for land they rent or lease such as Crown lands, MBP has created a template that producers can print off themselves or send to a sign company to have signs created. Please click the link below for the template and then save the PDF file.
MBP hosts free biosecurity workshops for producers. These workshops focus on helping beef producers prevent and mitigate diseases from entering or spreading to operations that contain livestock. The various tools and risk management practices that beef producers can apply to keep livestock healthy will be covered. Contact MBP for upcoming dates.
Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to make available six $500 scholarships annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.
The scholarship eligibility criteria is as follows:
- Must be at least 17 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
- Must be an active Manitoba beef producer or the child of an active Manitoba beef producer. Note: This can include beef producers returning to school after a period of time in the workforce.
- Post-secondary program or trades training must be a minimum of one year in duration.
- Items you are required to submit:
- Completed application form;
- A typed 600-word (maximum) essay discussing “What the beef industry means to my family, my community and Manitoba.” Also include the reasons you enjoy being involved in agriculture.*;
- A copy of your transcript (either high school, or a recognized college, university or trade school);
- Proof of enrolment in a recognized institution (current transcript, or your acceptance letter, or a letter of intent indicating your intended institution and field of study).
- A list of community involvement (e.g. 4-H, community clubs, volunteer work, etc.); and,
- The names of two references, including their addresses and telephone numbers.
More information about the 2021 intake will be available later this year.
*2020 scholarship winners’ essays are available in the February 2021 issue of Cattle Country.
Manitoba Beef Producers’ Report to Members features a look at the issues affecting beef producers’ operations, details on MBP committees and the work they are doing, and reports from MBP’s national organizations.
Much of Manitoba Beef Producers’ work involves providing feedback on government policies, as well as proposed legislative and regulatory changes that could affect our beef industry.
MBP provides input on a broad range of issues including: the environment, animal care, business risk management programs, land and water management, disaster financial assistance, workplace safety and health, trade, competitiveness, and many, many more.
As well, MBP develops policies and conducts advocacy work based on the resolutions coming from members at our district meetings and debated at our Annual General Meeting. View a list of resolutions passed at the most recent MBP AGM on the Resolutions page.
Stay Involved. Get Active!
MBP encourages all beef producers and stakeholders to stay involved and provide feedback on issues that are important to the beef industry.