By Alexis Stockford, Manitoba Co-operator, November 6, 2018
The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) wants more of its members to get worried about birds.
About 27 producers, and 17,000 acres, have signed on so far with MBP’s SARPAL pilot in its first year of implementation. SARPAL (Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands), an initiative by Environment and Climate Change Canada to tie farmers with conservation projects protecting species at risk, got another foothold in Manitoba in 2017 with the MBP program. SARPAL promised $750,000 over three years for producers in southwest Manitoba to protect grassland birds.
Posted November 15, 2018
You may be wondering how to connect with producers who have hay for sale, or you may have feed to offer for sale. While more traditional methods such as the local paper or word of mouth might still work, consider looking to one of the other online resources for hay sales:
Kijiji tends to have many listings of hay and other feeds for sale, as well as buyers looking for hay
Internet Hay Exchange has listings in Canada and the US
Facebook has a Hay/Feed for Sale in Saskatchewan & Manitoba page that you may want to join.
The SCA also has a Facebook group: Feed & Forage Wanted and For Sale (Facebook accounts are required to join these groups).
Alberta Agriculture has Hay, Straw and Pasture listings at:https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app68/hay, as well as advice on fraud awareness when purchasing feed
The Manitoba Hay Listing Service from Manitoba Agriculture has a search feature so you can locate feed close to your area.
When searching for hay, be aware that there is no standard way that hay for sale is listed. It may be in short tons or metric tonnes, cents per pound or often by the bale. Be sure to ask what the bale weights are, and to ask for feed analysis to be sure the hay you buy will meet the needs of you livestock.
For a more comprehensive look at hay trends and pricing in our province, check out the SFC's semi-annual Forage Market Reports
Posted September 2, 2018