Dauphin, Canada

The movement of cattle in Manitoba is going to be thoroughly detailed.

Rick Wright, from the Manitoba Livestock Marketing Association, presented at Manitoba Beef Producers AGM yesterday.

Wright says new rules are coming from the federal government.

“One of the biggest changes for Manitoba Producers is going to happen in the next 18 months, or so, is the mandatory use of manifests.  We’re going to have to use manifests to move cattle from one premise to another. That’s not from pasture to pasture. That’s from your home farm to the auction mart, to the buying station, to the abattoir - however you decide to market the cattle.”

In the coming months, the Manitoba Beef Producers will push the provincial government for mandatory livestock inspections in Manitoba.