MBP In The Media

Manitoba Beef Producers is proud to be the voice of the provincial beef industry. Part of that important work is keeping an open line of dialogue with the media to ensure that the voice of our members is heard on breaking news and issues.

Below are a collection of recent articles focusing on MBP or in which MBP was asked to comment and represent the interests of our members and the provincial beef industry.

October 2020

Editor’s Take: Passing the buck (October 29)

Province promises rent break on 2019 dry Crown lands (October 29)

Finished cattle slated for up to $2.5M in AgriRecovery (October 29)

New director for Manitoba Beef Producers needed in District 3 (October 29)

Drought, pandemic focus of beef producer meetings (October 27)

MBP reacts to AgriRecovery program (October 26)

New night hunting law now in effect (October 23)

MBP provides reaction to recent federal & provincial agriculture announcements (October 19)

Pedersen, Beef Producers Disagree On Cattle Feed Assistance Program (October 19)

Beef producers critical of province (October 17)

Manitoba Beef Producers district meeting coming up (page 4, October 15)

MBP update on district meetings (October 14)

Beef producers engage in Crown lease modernization (page 7, October 14)

MB Beef Producers district meeting coming up (page 14, October 14)

Manitoba Beef Producers Urge Members to Take Survey (October 13)

Manitoba Beef Producers Brings Town Hall Meetings To You (October 12)

Man. abandons grazing lease auction (October 9)

MBP district meetings go digital (October 8)

Man. ag Crown land consultation (October 7)

Crown land lease renewals to extend to family transfers (October 6)

MBP Encouraging Ag Crown Land Leaseholders To Participate In Consultation (October 5)

MBP update (October 5)

Manitoba cattle producers get say on crown land leases (October 2)


September 2020

Vulnerable cattle production

(September 26) [French]

COVID-19 no cause for course change on protein, says ag-minister Pedersen

(September 18)

Beef Producers Optimistic Heading Into Fall

(September 16)

MBP update with 730 CKDM

(September 3)

MBP update on pasture conditions

(September 16)

August 2020

Pandemic spurs concern with fall run approaching

(August 29)

Four ranches nominated for national environmental award

(August 6)

Manitoba livestock sector faces feed shortages

(August 6)

Man. groups call for hay, straw, feed

(August 6)

July 2020

Manitoba farmers encouraged to list any available feed due to potential shortages

(July 31)

Manitoba farmers plead for livestock feed

(July 30)

Farm Groups Calling For Extra Feed To Be Made Available

(July 29)

CCA names TESA nominees

(July 29)

Impressive nominees for environmental stewardship awards

(July 29)

MFGA Says Time Is Now To Prepare For Fall/Winter Livestock Feed Supplies

(July 21)

Forage insurance review offers hope to producers

(July 7)


June 2020

MBP pleased with forage insurance review

(June 24)

Manitoba Beef Producers Comments On Forage Insurance Review

(June 22)

Farm fresh fears

(June 20)

Crown land changes create uncertainty for Manitoba’s beef producers 

(June 16)

Southeast Ranchers Hoping To Avoid Big Losses

(June 11)

Livestock price insurance a hard sell

(June 11)

WLPIP premiums won’t be subsidized, says ag-minister Pedersen

(June 9)

Online bovine export permits set to launch nationwide

(June 8)

Beef producers faced with tough decisions

(June 8)

Manitoba Beef Producers provides update on state of the industry

(June 1)

May 2020

Radio silence from Manitoba government on agriculture relief 

(May 26)

Manitoba no closer to new beef-processing capacity

(May 21)

Farmers begin 2020 growing season with one eye on COVID-19

(May 21)

Small slaughter plants not the answer: Unrau

(May 13)

NDP calls for Crown land payment suspension following Cargill closure

(May 12)

Farming group disappointed with farm aid

(May 7) 

Manitoba Beef Producers Able To Move Animals, But At Lower Price

(May 5)

Alberta beef plant closures effects felt in Manitoba

(May 4)

April 2020


Manitoba’s beef producer’s look forward and plan for difficult times ahead

April 30


‘Worst scenario I’ve seen in decades’ for Manitoba producers as demand disappears: Pork Council GM

April 24

L’industrie du boeuf au Manitoba réclame une aide financière
[translated document here]
April 23
Manitoba Beef holds holds youth retreat

April 21


Coronavirus: Manitoba farmers taking one day at a time as planting season looms [story]

Audio here

April 15

Meat plants hampered by spread of COVID-19 ‘a major concern’ for Manitoba producers

April 14

Beef, pork producers facing supply chain issues

April 14

March 2020

Cattle producers face uncertain future

March 27

Local farmer named President of Manitoba Beef Producers

March 26

Early research shows no benefit of rest stops to livestock

March 24

Uncertainty looms large for farmers

March 23

Province says mic is open on forage insurance review

March 16

Bovine export in Manitoba goes digital

March 10

Manitoba Beef Producers encouraging members to participate in Forage Insurance Review

March 10

Getting the jump on wild boar in Manitoba

March 5

February 2020

Traffic continues strong at most Manitoba livestock auctions

February 28

Rising lease rates worry ranchers

February 28

Videos turn spotlight on grasslands

February 27

Producers have a say for forage insurance

February 24

Grazing on display as Hagans take 2020 TESA award

February 24

Livestock predation pilot given green light

February 24

Beef producers urge consideration for land improvements

February 21

Crown Land Still Sore Point for Man. Producers

February 20

Riding Takes the Reins at Manitoba Beef Producers

February 12

Good Things Being Done for Canadian Beef

February 10

Province To Study Wildlife Predation Of Cattle And Sheep

February 10

Waiting on word for forage insurance

February 10

Man. cattle producers air grievances with province

February 10

Canadian Beef Producers Now Competing with Australia

February 8

MBP AGM Focuses on Positive

February 8

Manitoba to Study Livestock Loss By Predator Animals, Find Ways to Reduce Risk

February 8

Manitoba to Study How to Reduce the Risk of Livestock Loss by Predators

February 7

Beef Producers Optimistic for Year Ahead

February 7

Manitoba Beef Producers Names New President

February 7

Where’s the Beef?

February 7

Deloraine Farmer Participates In Information Video

February 2


January 2020

MBP Hosts Youth Retreat

January 17

Manitoba Beef Producers Welcomes Hay Disaster Benefit

January 16

Extreme Weather Patterns Causing State of Agricultural Emergency in Canada

January 7

MB Beef & Forage Week Starts January 13

January 6

Year in Review: Crown lands saga continues

January 3


December 2019

Manitoba Beef Producers Hosting Youth Retreat

December 31

Manitoba Beef Producers Reflects On 2019

December 24

Pedersen Looks Back On 2019

December 20

Manitoba Beef Producers look ahead to key activities in 2020

December 19

Manitoba rural municipalities put province on notice

December 5

Recipe for success; Strong ratings and delicious food have kept Great Tastes of Manitoba on the air for 30 years

December 4

Calmed-down cattle handling tagged for farm safety

December 4

Time to tighten enforcement on land access after cow shot

December 2


November 2019

Beef producers seek fast lane for Crown land sales

November 29

Livestock predation losses could gain fresh attention

November 25

Beef Producers Meet With Pedersen

November 23

Editor’s Take: Ignoring the rural electoral base

November 22

Ag Groups Pleased With Throne Speech

November 21

District producers back step on AUM cap

November 21

Ranchers push for lease changes even as first Crown lands auctions arrive

November 21

Farmers need support

November 18

Beef producers not backing down on livestock transport regs

November 15

Editor’s Take: Crime waves

November 14

Rural crime jump has beef producers calling for more police

November 14

Are beef burgers bad for the environment?

November 9

Manitoba farmers need manure spreading flexibility this fall

November 7

Pork, beef exports to China to resume

November 5

Manitoba Beef Producers Hosting District Meetings

November 4


October 2019

New title and new faces as Pallister changes up cabinet

October 30

Leaseholders feel ignored over Crown lands consultation

October 28

Crown lands renewal promise fails to quench rancher anger

October 24

Manitoba reverses policy on grazing lease renewals

October 24

Rural MLA is Manitoba’s new ag minister

October 23

Bad weather creates ‘a whole new stress level’ for beef producers

October 23

Ag sector to take up their cause with new minority federal government

October 22

Manitoba beef sector faces tight feed situation

October 22

Manitoba Beef Producers’ Statement re: Modernization of Manitoba’s Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing

October 18

Province announces programs for drought-stricken farmers

October 11

Farmers to get first right of renewal on Crown land

October 11

Producers Given First Right Of Renewal For Existing Leases On Crown Lands

October 11

Province backs down on legacy Crown land lease renewals

October 11

Province makes about-face on changes to Crown land leases after backlash from ranchers

October 11

Editor’s Take: Should the province sell its agricultural lands?

October 10

Manitoba changes Crown land leasing rules

October 10

Manitoba cattle ranchers hear clock ticking on grazing lands’ leases

October 10

Les modifications aux baux des terres de la Couronne inquiètent les jeunes éleveurs

October 8

Young ranchers will feel brunt of changes to Crown land leases: Manitoba Beef Producers

October 8

New lease regulations frustrate ranchers

October 8

Manitoba Beef Producers Comments On ACL Leasing Program Modernization

October 5

Manitoba Beef Producers Comments On ACL Leasing Program Modernization

October 4

Crown Land changes outrage Manitoba ranchers

October 4

Light at the end of the tunnel on Crown lands leases?

October 3

Manitoba’s Agricultural Crown Lands leasing program modernized

October 3

Hundreds Gather In Ste. Rose To Discuss Crown Lands

October 3


Le gouvernement manitobain vient en aide aux fermiers après la sécheresse

October 1

Province Announces Steps To Help Livestock Producers

October 1


September 2019

Province stepping-up to assist cattle producers: minister

September 30

Wettest September on record

September 30

Province promises help for Manitoba farmers struggling after summer drought

September 30

New approach for leasing ag Crown lands

September 29

Province Announces Changes To Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program

September 27

Plant-based proteins an opportunity, not a threat, to Manitoba farmers, summit told

September 19

Doors prepare to swing open for Open Farm Day

September 12


August 2019

12 Manitoba rural municipalities declare state of agriculture emergency due to severe drought

August 31

Livestock producers scrambling for feed solutions

August 30

Severe drought forces several Manitoba rural municipalities to declare state of disaster; Dry summer has led to shortage of hay, feed for cattle

August 29

Tyson fire leaves province’s cattle markets unscathed; Cattle futures dropped in the Kansas fire’s wake

August 22

NewsMakers from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

August 19

Farm organizations urge Manitoba farmers to list available hay, straw and alternative feeds

August 17

Concern Misplaced for Manitoba Cattle Producers: Jackman-Atkinson

August 17

Manitoba farm organizations urge farmers to list available feed; A serious shortfall has livestock producers scrambling for feed and alternatives

August 16

Manitoba Beef Producers releases election wish list

August 16

Wanted: hay and feed for purchase

August 15


Help for drought stricken Manitoba cattle farmers; DUC offers forage, grazing land to Manitoba farmers; Farm organizations urge Manitoba farmers to list available feed

August 15

The Sprout: Manitoba cattle producers concerned with feed shortage

August 12

‘Worst it’s ever been’: Manitoba beef producers bracing for major culls as feed supplies dry up; Farm groups calling on non-cattle farmers to sell extra hay, straw after dry conditions slash feed yields

August 10

Manitoba producers facing hay, feed shortage

August 9

Manitoba ag groups offering solutions to hay, straw shortage

August 9

Manitoba farm groups call on producers to list available feed, bedding

August 8

Mixed farmers need not apply for cover crop funding; The province says cover crop funding under Ag Action Manitoba only allows grazing on ‘stockless farms’

August 8

Farmers Urged To List Available Feed

August 8

Almost all of Manitoba declared eligible for livestock tax relief; Low feed supply prompts a second year of tax deferral

August 2


July 2019

Hay Shortage: Manitoba Cattle Producers Say They May Have to Reduce Herds

July 28

Manitoba cattle producers say they may have to reduce herds due to hay shortage

July 26

Manitoba Beef Producers say herds may ‘downsize’ because of hay shortage

July 26

Hay shortage: Manitoba cattle producers say they may have to reduce herds

July 26

Manitoba Beef Producers names new general manager; Carson Callum hails from the Miami area

July 12

Manitoba to open up Crown lands for grazing, haying

July 9

Manitoba Beef Producers grateful for access to Crown land

July 8

Manitoba Beef Producers welcome new provincial grazing program on Crown lands

July 8

Meat sector braces after halt to China trade

July 4

Feed Supplies ‘Looking Tough’ For Livestock Producers

July 3

Manitoba Beef Producers Hires New General Manager

July 2