Sustainable beef demonstration and research farm well underway
Manitoba beef producers will soon have a new resource in the province dedicated to exploring beef and grassland management.
“We want to keep the work done in this initiative ahead of the curve, break new ground and try new practices on behalf of farmers,” said Glenn Friesen, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) project manager. “We want to try new ideas so that our farmers will know what does and doesn’t work here before they spend the money to try it out on their own farms.”
The project was announced earlier this year at the Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) annual general meeting, where the federal and provincial governments pledged $3.1 million over three years through the Growing Forward 2, Growing Innovation- Capacity and Knowledge Development program.
The project will see the creation of two sites, a full-section demonstration farm located 11 miles north of Brandon and a research farm located a few miles east of the city on 900 acres.