41st Annual General Meeting & President’s Banquet – thank you!
Posted September 16, 2019
MBP was pleased to meet with its members and other interested stakeholders at the Annual General Meeting. We also extend our sincere thanks to the producers, industry representatives, sponsors, trade show participants, speakers, and special guests for joining us in Brandon at our 41st AGM!
Coverage of the AGM is available here.
A full wrap up and analysis of the AGM will be available in the March edition of Cattle Country – coming soon!
At the AGM, MBP also screened two brand new videos in conjunction with the short documentary Guardians of the Grasslands. The MBP videos are being used at various events to help increase the public’s understanding of beef production in Manitoba.
One video involves cow-calf producer Melissa Atchison speaking about the animal care practices used on her family’s beef operation in the Pipestone area.
Another features bird expert Dr. Christian Artuso talking about the importance of maintaining beef production as the preservation of grasslands provides critical habitat for species at risk such as a number of threatened birds. This video was shot in southwestern Manitoba.
Last fall MBP was pleased to participate in the well-received Manitoba premiere of the Guardians of the Grasslands documentary at The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg. Created in collaboration with Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada as well as the Waldron Grazing Co-op and local ranchers in Alberta, the film explores the vital role cattle play in preserving and maintaining one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems – the native prairie grasslands.
Missed the AGM but curious what was on the agenda? The full list of speakers and their bios, as well as the resolutions up for debate can be found by clicking on the image below: