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Livestock Page

This is the gateway for producers to learn about all aspects of responsible livestock production and nutrition.

The Livestock Knowledge Centre is the point of contact in government for leadership and advice on livestock issues. Livestock specialists focus their efforts on the development of programs, policies, regulations and extension materials to facilitate the development of the livestock sector in a profitable and sustainable manner.

The Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory in the Livestock Knowledge Centre provides testing services that support the diagnosis of health status and treatment of disease for the beef, dairy, sheep, equine, pig, and poultry industries as well as companion animal, alternative species, wildlife and zoo animals.

Latest News

December 15, 2015: The governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide $2.5 million toward the construction of a modern dairy processing facility in St. Boniface, Federal Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. The governments through Growing Forward 2 are helping to modernize and expand the dairy processing sector in Manitoba.The new $50-million facility, owned by Parmalat Canada Inc., will be built at the St. Boniface Industrial Park Phase 2 replacing an aging building.  

October 16, 2015 - Province Announces Public Consultations On Veterinary Service in Rural Manitoba Beginning Soon

June 3, 2015: Manitoba Renews Support for Manure Management Financial Assistance Program

What's New

 A new publication entitled "Farm Practices Protection" is now available on line. 
 Recent cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry and people exposed to live poultry associated with an Alberta mail order hatchery, have raised concerns about potential human and animal health issues. 

StockTalk Webinars: Feature a variety of topics related to livestock feed and nutrition, marketing and production management. Watch these webinars on demand.

Phosphorus project to help dairy farmers determine feed budget. Manitoba dairy farmers will soon have more information when developing best management practices to optimize the use of phosphorus in the diet of their cows.

Project emphasises new ways to test for Bovine Tuberculosis. The first steps to moving away from live-animal testing for Bovine Tuberculosis in Manitoba are now underway

Quarantine Pens Reducing Risk On Manitoba FarmsA properly used quarantine pen can mean the difference between the inconvenience of a sick animal and the disaster of a sick herd on Manitoba cattle farms. 

New Research May Keep Manitoba Cattle on Pasture LongerResearchers at the University of Manitoba (U of M) have begun an expansive research project that aims to provide new knowledge to help farmers keep their cattle on the pasture longer in the fall, saving time and money.

Funding Helps Cover Verified Beef Production Program CostsManitoba cattle farmers interested in becoming part of the Verified Beef Production (VBP) program may be eligible for funding through Growing Forward 2 to assist with the costs of the program.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines


August 22, 2016: Holistic Management Open Gate Dauphin.



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