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Manitoba Beef Producers Fall Meetings Conclude

Manitoba Beef Producers fall district meetings wrapped up this week.

General Manager Carson Callum says there was plenty of good discussion.

"I think drought was the main focus and everything from actions taken in drought to current support levels and what things are going to look like moving forward was really the main focus," he commented. "A lot of secondary conversations around Crown Lands, that's a common issue, and other things like public trust within the sector and the importance of beef and the environment, especially with all these climate change discussions happening globally. There was a lot of discussion had on the importance of the beef sector in that regard."

This year's meetings were held both virtually and in-person. Elections were held in even numbered districts.

Callum commented on the situation heading into the winter.

"The moisture that was received in the last couple months here, really in the late summer, early fall, had helped quite a bit. It improved the mood. Across the province we saw some extended grazing happening, so that was really well received...If we get nothing in terms of built up moisture over the winter months, where we're in the same predicament that we were last spring, it's just going to be another disastrous situation."

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