Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Southwest of Brandon
Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Northwest of Brandon
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Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association and Manitoba Beef Producers bring to you the Manitoba Livestock Tour featuring novel and innovative ideas implemented by successful livestock operations.
This tour has been designed to showcase different ideas and strategies to help producers increase profits and manage workloads associated with today’s livestock operations. Larger herds, working off–farm, value added or diversification of enterprises have required innovative thinking.
Take this opportunity to learn from other producers by adapting new concepts to suit your own operation.
annuals for grazing
winter corn grazing
innovation in forage establishment
feeding and calving strategies for large herds
value added through organic production
using calving cameras without electricity
weather station data
consumer trends in beef consumption
tour of assembly yards
creep feeding to extend your pasture
using beef cattle to compliment another farm enterprise
For this “Tailgate Tour” bring your own vehicle and follow from one tour stop to the next. Start the tour with full tank of fuel.
Please wear clean footwear and outerwear to respect our co-operators bio-security.
All producers will need to register in advance so that we can plan for catering requirements and adhere to tour participant limits at some venues.
Come spend a day or two with like-minded beef producers who have successfully expanded within Manitoba
$30.00 per person per day.
Includes lunch, refreshments, and all reference materials. Payment will be made “at the door” but
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JULY 29
For more information or to pre-register
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
At first stop
Using Regenerative Agriculture to Integrate Bison Production into a Diverse Cropping System
Borderland Agriculture (Brooks & Jen White)
Go west of Lyleton on MB-251
Turn south on Rd 166W and travel 3.3 km
Lane is on the east side
LUNCH – Melita River Park
Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition and 2B Land and Cattle
Head north on Road 166W to Lyleton
Turn east on MB-251 and travel 10 km to Highway #83
Turn north onto Highway #83 and travel 27 km to Melita.
Continue through the curve of Melita to the junction of Highways #83 & #3.
Turn north on Highway #83 and travel about 0.4 km
Prior to the train tracks turn east onto the gravel road called River Park Road (at the caboose)
Travel 210 m to reach BBQ area
Establishing Forages Among Intercrops & Relay Crops
WADO (Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization)
Turn back to Highway #83 in Melita
Travel north 0.8 km on Highway #83
Turn left on to road 156W and travel north 1.83 km until gravel road 20N.
Calving Management for a 900 Cow Herd and Winter Grazing your Silage Pile
Poplarview Stock Farm (Atchison Family)
Take Road 20 N back to Highway # 83 and travel 30 km north
Turn right onto MB-2 and travel east 15 km
Turn right on Rd 145W and travel south 2.5 km
Turn left and travel east 0.8 km to yard site
EU and Organic Certified Mixed Farm –Using Cover Crops, Bale Grazing and More
Boulanger Farm-Certified Organic
Travel east on HWY #2 to road 144W
Turn south and travel 5 km
Boulanger Farm is on the east side
End of Tour
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Registration – Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Farm-Brookdale
From the junction of MB-353 and Highway #10 north of Brandon,
Travel ½ mile east on MB-353
Cow Camera: Calving and More!
Ray Bittner – Manitoba Agriculture
Cow cameras can be adapted to calving, feedlots, security, and even be autonomous away from electricity. Come see the MBFI solar powered Cow Cam and read the ear tag at 100 yards away.
Manitoba Ag Weather Stations, They are Everywhere!!! Timi Ojo – Manitoba Agriculture
Your opportunity to get up close and personal-discover what weather data is available for your area.
Where’s the Beef?
Robin Young-Chief Operating Officer / General Manager, Food Development Centre
Competitors to beef are popping up in many different forms. Robin Young sheds some light on where beef fits into the modern menu.
Sponsored by TBD
Custom Backgrounding and Grassing
Travel 1.7 km south of Hamiota on Highway #21
Turn east on road 79N and drive 3.75 km
Tour of Hamiota Feedlot-12,500 hd facility
Travel 5.4 km west of Hamiota on MB-469.
Creep Feeding on Pasture- Extending Grazing Days and Easier Weaning for a 400 Cow Calf Herd
- From the intersection of Hwy #1 and #83 west of Virden, travel 6.5 km south on Hwy #83 to 55N, Go east 0.8 km
5:30 p.m: Closing Remarks