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Friday, 5 July 2019
Due to extremely dry conditions, Manitoba livestock producers are being temporarily allowed to cut hay and graze animals on crown land.
Government of Manitoba
Cattle graze on a Manitoba pasture. A PinP photo.
Agriculture advises that, due to dry conditions in parts of the province, livestock
producers will temporarily be allowed to cut hay and allow animals to graze on
Crown land not normally designated for agricultural use.
Under certain circumstances, Crown land can be made available for agricultural
use. The Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing program will administer the use
of available land and provide necessary permits. Livestock must be
removed when the naturally existing forage is exhausted or by Oct. 31.
Baled hay must be removed by Nov. 15.
Producers with AgriInsurance contracts who intend to put their crop to
alternate use are required to contact the Manitoba Agricultural Services
Corporation office to arrange for a field appraisal prior to harvesting the
crop. Crop producers should also consider making crop residue available
to livestock producers.
For more information, contact the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing program at
1-204-867-6550 or a local Agricultural Crown Lands representative.