Hay Listing Services and Related Information
MFGA has launched this Hay Relief page to assist Manitoba forage and livestock producers in finding information and sources to help cope with and plan for challenging times on the livestock feed front.
As a producer-led organization, MFGA stands firmly and solidly with the farming community in dry-weather-impacted areas during these tough times. We hope that dialogues requested by the 12 Rural Municipalities are arranged and productive for all. MFGA will continue to monitor the dry conditions across the province and offer related information to all Manitoba producers via this Hay Relief page. Read the full State of Agricultural Disaster Media Release.
Manitoba Hay Listing Service
As a result of challenging weather and growing seasons that producers have faced in 2018 and 2019, some producers may be looking for relief to help carry their herds over winter. MFGA suggests the Manitoba Hay Listing Service as one resource as well as the MB AG staff to handle your call.
Producers wanting to make use of this service should call Manitoba Agriculture toll-free at 1-84-GROW-MB-AG (1-844-769-6224) and the department will call them back within 30 minutes to capture information.
MFGA Hay Relief Reports
MFGA will be posting bi-weekly reports on the Manitoba Hay Situation here which will include producer anecdotes and provincial crop reports.
MFGA Hay Relief Report: Hay Situation/Update #1 - Aug 19, 2019
MFGA Hay Relief Report: Hay Situation/Update #2 - Aug 27, 2019
MFGA Hay Relief Report: Hay Situation/Update #3 - Sep 11, 2019 MFGA Hay Relief Report: Hay Situation/Update #4 - Oct 3, 2019
The Manitoba Crop Report
Information on progress of seeding and crop establishment, crop development, any pest activity including weeds, insects and disease, harvest progress, crop yields and grades, fall field work progress, and status of winter cereal crop seeding and establishment, haying progress and estimated yields, as well as pasture conditions.
Related Information & Articles
Manitoba Hay Listings
MFGA will not be gathering a MFGA specific hay for sale listing. However, we have provided all links below. If you have a source that we have not included, please provide. As well, if you post hay for sale on facebook or twitter, tag MFGA on social media, and we will retweet/repost.
Industry Media Releases
Provincial services for Ag Producers affected by dry conditions:
Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers - Assurance: Beneficial Management Practices - Ag Action Manitoba provides funding that will help farmers implement and adopt beneficial management practices (BMP) on their farm identified in their Environmental Farm Plan. On Sep 12, livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture can apply for funding to support water access and management.
Forage insurance under the MASC AgriInsurance program - Insures hay and pasture production and establishment against potential losses.
AgriStability - A voluntary program for producers offering support following large income losses and is based on a producer's margins.
Western Livestock Price Insurance Program - Helps farmers protect themselves against unexpected price declines.
For more info, call Manitoba Agriculture at 1-84-GROW-MB-AG (1-844-769-6224).