Dauphin, Canada

Mandatory livestock inspections in Manitoba is an issue at the Manitoba Beef Producers AGM.

Yesterday a resolution was put forward to recommend that MBP lobby the provincial government to implement mandatory livestock inspections.

 General Manager Brian Lemon says the issue has been coming up for many years:

“It’s a program that’s available in Saskatchewan. It’s a program that’s available in Alberta. We already have Saskatchewan livestock inspectors present at a number of auction marts in the western part of Manitoba, inspecting on behalf of Saskatchewan cattle heading that way.”

Lemon also says: 

“In a lot of ways it’s going to align us with what’s going on in some of the other provinces we deal with. It’s going to be interesting to see where it goes.”

By a vote of 45-42 members of MBP voted in favour of the resolution.