Pasture Day at 1st Street Pasture

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 speakers of the day. 

Thornton says attendees from the public are always welcome to join the producers at the event and learn more about what’s going on around cattle and grass at the MBFI site.

“Besides helping producers make informed decisions for their farm operations, we want people to learn more about MBFI and agricultural practices,” says Thornton. “At the Pasture Tour, attendees will be able to learn about our research pasture such as battling the invasive weed leafy spurge with insects and cattle and implementing a rotational grazing plan on class 4, 5 land among other topics and demonstrations.”

Registration and coffee are on at 9:30, there is a registration fee of $10 due at the gate. To get there from the corner of Hwy #10 and Hwy #1, head south on1st Street, go east on Lori Rd (by Value Village) to the traffic circle and stay eastbound for another1/8 mile. The pasture is on the north side of the road and signage will be on site. Park on the road.  To register, call (204) 724-8719 or email Sunil.Kawathekar@gov.mb.ca. Bring cash or cheque to the event.

Antonio De Luca