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MBFI, Real Industries announce exciting partnership

POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 8:26 am

Local Firm’s Generous Donation Will Bolster Ag Research Farm’s Innovative Efforts

BRANDON — Moving cattle around for innovative research at Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives (MBFI) is getting a real boost thanks to a generous partnership with Real Industries.

“Real Industries Ltd. is based south central Manitoba and works across Western Canada with many of the industry leaders and audiences that are vitally important for both of our interests,” says Ramona Blyth, MBFI chair. “Our direct interactions and relationships with the agricultural community provided a great foundation for this partnership. We are very pleased to have Real Industries on board with our MBFI efforts.”

The agreement with Real Industries will allow MBFI to be fully equipped with handling and transportation equipment necessary to conduct the day-to-day management of the herd, handle cattle for research studies, and for extension and demonstration purposes. According to Jamie Rea, Real Industries saw a great fit for their business on the MBFI farms and in support of the ongoing MBFI research. Rea says the win-win scenario was a key reason for Real Industries to step forward with MBFI.

“Real Industries Ltd. has been in business since 1977, providing a range of manufactured livestock handling equipment to farmers across Western Canada and North Central United States,” says Rea. “From panels and cattle feeders to squeeze chutes, alleyway, crowding tubs and portable systems, our products have been developed for use in the harsh and varied climates of Canada, and attention has been paid to durability and reliability. We are proud to help MBFI conduct leading livestock research and exemplary animal care and comfort with our products.”

MBFI will officially announce the agreement at the Manitoba Beef Producers Annual General Meeting on February 2, 2017. As soon as the weather warms up, MBFI will be showcasing the Real Industries equipment in various on-farm demonstrations as well as on the MBFI website and via social media.

VIDEO: In the field with Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives

POSTED: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 11:12 AM

Alexis Stockford, reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator, recently took an up close look at summer research preparations at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives. 

To see the video click here.

MBFI leadership set for exciting 2017

POSTED: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 9:59 AM

Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiative (MBFI)’s leadership group is all set for an exciting 2017 on all three of the MBFI research farms located near Brandon. Ramona Blyth of MacGregor will continue to guide the MBFI as president of the board of directors. Blyth had been serving double-duty as the research farm’s management committee chair as well as president until a replacement was named. Clearwater's Don Guilford was recently named to guide the MBFI management committee as chair. Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives (MBFI) is a Brandon-based collaborative effort between Manitoba ...more

Winkler Canvas has MBFI Covered

POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 6:24 PM

  Manitoba Firm’s Generous Donation To Be Announced at Extended Grazing Workshop Brandon, Mb (Dec 7, 2016) — Pretty much everyone will tell you that extended grazing means extended attention and care for livestock. And that’s why an exciting announcement with Winkler Canvas is a perfect addition to a jam-packed day at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative (MBFI)’s Extended Grazing Workshop at the Brookdale MBFI site on December 8, 2016. “All familiar with Canada’s Prairies know that dealing with the wide range of weather conditions can be a challenge of wor ...more

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 arti ...more





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