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Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed

01 July 2019

CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle.

The lack of moisture this season has reduced forage yields, and the president of the province's beef producers association says the situation is critical.

Tom Teichroeb of Manitoba Beef Producers says supplies were so depleted this year that farmers had to put their cattle to pasture much earlier than usual.

"That in turn has produced a domino effect of further depleting your pasture and your reserves," Mr Teichroeb said.

Cattle farmers had to contend with similar conditions last summer as well, which damaged hay and grass production.

As a result, farmers haven't had a chance to restock their supplies and may be forced to buy feed from grain producers, he said.

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