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MBFI collaboration draws accolades from visiting graziers

POSTED: Monday, December 5, 2016 | 2:32 pm

By Duncan Morrison

Around 40 delegates to the Canadian Forage and Grasslands Association annual conference, recently held in Winnipeg, arrived a day early to get a look at how Manitoba does it.

They enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather as they took a close-up look at the action at the Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative (MBFI) operations around Brandon.

In between enjoying the weather though, attendees said the takeaway from the day was the great potential the three MBFI research demonstration locations have on local, regional, national and international levels.

To read the remainder of the article click here.

Pasture Day at 1st Street Pasture June 22, 2017

POSTED: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 1:43 PM

When the busy seeding season subsides and summer starts to come around, producer-aimed events take centre stage at the three Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives (MBFI) research sites near Brandon. Researchers at MBFI’s 1st Street Pasture will kick off the summer season on June 22 by hosting Pasture Tour at the site. “We have an interesting day planned for producers to learn more about our grazing cattle research and how they might apply our findings into their operations now or in the future,” said Jane Thornton, Manitoba Agriculture Forage and Rangeland Specialist and one of the ...more
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MBFI Supported By Co-op Community Spaces

POSTED: Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 9:47 AM

  Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives (MBFI) is a 2017 Co-op Community Spaces Recipient and will receive $125,000 in funding provided by Co-op Community Spaces. “This is just wonderful news,” says Ramona Blyth, MBFI chair. “MBFI is a centre of agricultural innovation engaging in science-based research to benefit valuable ecosystems, improve producer profitability and build social awareness around the beef and forage industry.” Blyth says that the four core partners of the MBFI: Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Beef Producers, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Manitoba Forage ...more

MBFI 2017-18 board roster announced

POSTED: Friday, June 9, 2017 | 11:08 AM

Winnipeg, MB - The Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives Inc. (MBFI) Annual Update Meeting, saw the election of the new and expanded 2017-18 MBFI Board of Directors.  Ramona Blyth of MacGregor will return to the role as MBFI chair for the next two years while Killarney’s Dave Koslowsky will flank Blyth as the MBFI vice-chair over the next year. (The full 2017-18 MBFI board roster is included on page 2 of this media release). Blyth says the MBFI board is now expanded from five to seven members and provides a vote at the board table for each of three other core partners of the MBFI while m ...more
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MBFI June 22 Pasture Day, First Street 9:30am

POSTED: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 11:06 AM

Come one, come all. Don't miss out on MBFI's upcoming 1st Street Pasture Tour June 22, 2017!

Putting spurge on the menu for research - and cattle

POSTED: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 1:10 PM

Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives is ramping up for 2017. Preparations are underway for a long list of projects at the collaborative's three test farms outside of Brandon.

To read the complete article from Alexis Stockford of the Manitoba Co-operator click here.

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