Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Inc.
The Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative is a formal collaboration between Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD), Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), and the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA).
The purpose of this initiative is to determine priority areas and attract resources to address research and extension needs; to improve the collaboration between beef and forage researchers and extension staff; and to help ensure the efficient use of available resources while remaining flexible to evolving sector needs. It is important that the research and extension projects conducted within the initiative address gaps and issues in Manitoba’s beef and forage production knowledge-base.
The project information and results are to be extended to producers using new and novel techniques that are designed to improve adoption rates. The information should also be extended to the general public, policy makers and the media so they can make informed choices about the beef and forage industries.
For more on MBFI, including a detailed look at the current research projects please see mbfi.ca