Producers called to action to assist Manitoba beef producers affected by flooding

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is making producers aware that immediate assistance is required by Manitoba producers affected by the urgent call for the evacuation of cattle in areas facing impending flooding threats surrounding Lake Manitoba. On May 10, Manitoba’s Agriculture Minister declared a livestock emergency and indicated that up to 100,000 head of cattle may have to be moved.

The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is asking neighbours, producers, crown lands and grain farmers for any and all assistance for those producers that are facing urgent evacuation circumstances in the areas of LGD of Alonsa, RM’s of Lakeview, Westbourne, Portage La Prairie, Woodlands, St. Laurent, Coldwell, Eriksdale, Siglunes, Lake Manitoba and Grahamdale. More RMs may be affected in the coming days.