Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarship Essay

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Age Verification

Age Verification is associating a birth date with an animal that was born on your farm and tagged with a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) RFID button tag.

With the ever increasing demand for accurate age determination in Canadian cattle, Age Verification provides an effective and internationally recognized Age Verification Process. Producers can enter and store birth date information and have it readily available for domestic and export markets.

To age verify, you must set up and activate an account on the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) website. This site contains detailed instructions.

If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you can have a third party, such as Manitoba Beef Producers, submit your information on the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS).

Note: Manitoba Beef Producers provides this service free of charge. We require a minimum of 24 hours notification in order to process requests. Age Verification information should be faxed to 204-774-3264 or emailed to info@mbbeef.ca. Please use the Age Verification Form below.

Both the producer and MBP must complete a Third Party User Application.

Information required for Age Verification:

  • Name
  • CCIA account number
  • Phone number
  • Where to send the birth certificate (back to the producer, auction mart etc.)
  • Indicate if you would like a copy of birth certificate
  • Tag numbers
  • Birth date (yyyy/mm/dd)
  • Indicate whether birth date is an AB (actual birth date) or CS (calving start date)

Age Verification Form (PDF)

For more more information and to age verify your cattle, please contact Manitoba Beef Producers at 1-800-772-0458.

The 39 Annual Meeting of Manitoba’s Beef Producers is in the books with strong attendance, educational speakers and the announcement of the Environmental Stewardship Award Winners.

The meeting was held from Thursday, February 8 until Friday, February 9 at the Victoria Inn in Brandon and was highlighted by the addition of four new directors as well as the passing of 26 new resolutions.

“It’s a highlight for the organization and the producers,” said General Manager Brian Lemon. “It’s a good chance to get together and do some business and be with some colleagues in the industry.”

After a lively debate, 26 new resolutions were voted on. The topic that produced the most traction was a call for the provincial government to implement mandatory livestock inspection in Manitoba.

“There were some (resolutions) that passed (during the resolutions debate) and some things that we are working on that are going to be changing the face of the Manitoba beef industry for years to come,” mentioned President Ben Fox in his closing remarks. “That is something this board takes very seriously and is something that we will work and strive to make sure we have the most beneficial outcomes for all of our membership.”

The event was capped off with a sold-out President’s Banquet with keynote speaker Dauphin-Neepawa-Swan River MP Robert Sopuck. The banquet was highlighted by the presentation of the Environmental Stewardship Award to Circle H. Farms near Brandon.

Since 1990 the Harper family (Brian, Sonja, Thomas & Kristelle) have managed 500-acres of land and 80 head of purebred cows. The operation is designed to produce on grass and forage only with three breeds, Lincoln Red, North Devon and Shaver Beefblend.

Despite the province in the middle of another frigid deep freeze, and international trade talks dominating the headlines, Lemon feels the industry is in great shape.

“Generally speaking, if you were to judge the temperature of the room, the attitude is largely positive and optimistic about the future. The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a HUGE opportunity for us to gain market access in places like Japan and help compete with our major competitors.  As much as we’re all watching the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal real closely, at the end of the day a deal we know it’s too valuable to the beef sector on both sides of the border to not have in place.”





   

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