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Manitoba Livestock Tour 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Southwest of Brandon 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Northwest of Brandon 


Tour Sponsors 

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. 

Tour Focus 

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. 


Day 1 

 annuals for grazing 

 winter corn grazing 

 innovation in forage establishment 

 feeding and calving strategies for large herds 

 value added through organic production 

Day 2 

 using calving cameras without electricity 

 weather station data 

 consumer trends in beef consumption 

 tour of assembly yards 

 feedlot tour 

 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 


For more information or to pre-register 
Call: 204-622-2007or 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 

9:30 a.m: 


At first stop 

10:00 a.m: 

Using Regenerative Agriculture to Integrate Bison Production into a Diverse Cropping System 

Borderland Agriculture (Brooks & Jen White) 

Pierson, MB 

 Go west of Lyleton on MB-251 

 Turn south on Rd 166W and travel 3.3 km 

 Lane is on the east side 

11:30 a.m: 

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 

12:30 p.m: 

Establishing Forages Among Intercrops & Relay Crops 

WADO (Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization) 

Melita, MB 

 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. 

2:00 p.m: 

Calving Management for a 900 Cow Herd and Winter Grazing your Silage Pile 

Poplarview Stock Farm (Atchison Family) 

Pipestone, MB 

 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 

4:00 p.m: 

EU and Organic Certified Mixed Farm – Using Cover Crops, Bale Grazing and More 

Boulanger Farm-Certified Organic 

Grande-Clairière, MB 

 Travel east on HWY #2 to road 143W 

 Turn south and travel 5 km 

 Boulanger Farm is on the east side 

5:00 p.m. 

End of Tour 

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 

9:30 a.m: 

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 

10:00 a.m: 

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. 

10:30 a.m: 

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. 

11:00 a.m: 

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. 

12:00 p.m. 


Sponsored by TBD 

1:30 p.m: 


Custom Backgrounding and Grassing 

 Travel 1.7 km south of Hamiota on Highway #21 

 Turn east on road 79N and drive 3.75 km 

2:30 p.m: 

Tour of Hamiota Feedlot-12,500 hd facility 

 Travel 5.4 km west of Hamiota on MB-469. 

4:30 p.m: 

Creep Feeding on Pasture- Extending Grazing Days and Easier Weaning for a 400 Cow Calf Herd 

Chapman Livestock-Virden 

- 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 


Later Event: August 10
MBFI Field Day!