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Manitoba dairy producers give back through Manitoba Harvest

The Manitoba Dairy Conference continues in Winnipeg. 

David Wiens, Chair of the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba says with rising feed costs and the drought it's been a rough couple of years for producers.

He notes despite that it's important to recognize how dairy producers have given back to communities through Manitoba Harvest.

"We have donated over 333,000 litres of milk this year, and that goes to service food banks throughout the province. So there's over 350 Food Banks in the province that have received one litre cartons of milk and packages of cheese. "

He says it's really a combined effort with producers donating the milk, bulk milk hauling companies transport it at no charge, Lactalis processes the milk, while the cheese is made by Bothwell Cheese.

The Dairy Conference continues today with the breed association's Annual General Meetings.

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