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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.

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Farm Credit Canada Steps Up for Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives

POSTED: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 1:40 PM

Brookdale MBFI Learning Centre receives $25,000 in valuable funding Brandon, Manitoba - Construction of the Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives (MBFI) Learning Centre has received a boost with the generous donation of $25,000 from Farm Credit Canada (FCC). “Through FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund, we are proud to be a partner in the construction of the Learning Centre,” said Wilco van Meijl, director of FCC’s Brandon District office, at the recent cheque presentation that took place at the farm. “As a beef producer myself, I am looking forward to the great things that will c ...more
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Creating Connections Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshops

POSTED: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:19 AM

Creating Connections Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshops scheduled at MBFI October gatherings at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives’Brookdale site focus on handling cattle Winnipeg, MB - Low stress livestock handling will be the focus of two cattle producer workshops this month at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives’ (MBFI) Brookdale Research Farm this month. The Women’s Cattle Producer Workshop will be held on October 19 and the Cattle Producer Workshop will be held October 27.  Both workshops will include an introduction to the Creating Connections Program and classroom ...more
Summer Pasture Tour Agenda

Brookdale Summer Pasture Tour August 30

POSTED: Friday, August 11, 2017 | 3:41 PM

The public is invited to attend the Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Summer Pasture Tour August 30 at the Brookdale Research Farm. Learn how MBFI's research can be applied to your farm: Graze Anatomy: Improve profitability, animal performance and pastures; Learn about the power of perennials to capture water byobserving simulated rainfall travel over and through soil; Learn how to make your soil work for your farm and your livestock and Setting up for the BMPs ahead, learn how to manage shelterbelts,eco-buffers, riparian areas and more ...more

Sign up for the MBFI Mailing List

POSTED: Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 3:26 PM

Keep up to date on Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives news and upcoming events by signing up for the MBFI mailing list.

Once you sign up by sending an email to you will receive notifications on events at our three research farms and information on research that can be applied to your operation. 

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Soil Health Workshop July 27

POSTED: Friday, July 21, 2017 | 3:44 PM

Join Us For A Hands-On Soil HealthWorkshop for Producers Get your hands dirty and learn about assessing soil health from some of Manitoba’s experts. • Learn how to reduce variability in soil testing and how to interpret soil testresults.• Participants will receive soil testing supplies for home use, along with an invitation to a follow-up workshop to review their results.Get insight about soilaggregate stability, soil organic matter and more.• The workshop is limited to 25 participants. A possible workshop on July 28may be considered to accommodate demand. Cost is $25 (must reg ...more





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