In support of our advocacy efforts with governments, Manitoba Beef Producers is conducting a survey to gather further data on the impact the 2021 drought is having on the sector.  This survey is supplemental to data that provincial and federal governments are collecting.  MBP may need to contact you directly to verify your survey information.  This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete.  Your participation is sincerely appreciated.
Note: all data and comments collected will be aggregated before being used for MBP advocacy activities.  No operation-specific identifying information will be shared with governments. 

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* 1. Which Manitoba Beef Producers district is your operation located in?

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* 2. What is your estimated percentage of feed/forage production compared to last year?

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* 3. Have you already, or will you be, incurring additional fencing costs in order to access alternate sources of feed for grazing, i.e. expenses that you would not normally incur?

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* 4. What is the percentage of your livestock water availability compared to last year?

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* 5. Have you had to either restore existing water sources or build new ones?  Select all that apply.

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* 6. Have you had to haul water for your cattle in 2021?

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* 7. What is your estimated cost of having had to haul water in 2021?  If you have not hauled an water, enter "not applicable".

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* 8. What number of breeding stock have you already sold due to drought conditions? 

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* 9. What per cent of your herd is the sold off breeding stock, as indicated by question 8?

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* 10. What number of other stock (e.g. backgrounders) have you already sold due to drought conditions?

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* 11. What per cent of your herd is your sold off stock as indicated by question 10?

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* 12. What is your estimated percentage of downsizing and/or cull rate if conditions do not improve?

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* 13. If you have already sold any amount of your herd, was the sale done privately or at an auction mart?  Select all that apply.

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* 14. If the sale was conducted at an auction mart, which location(s)?  If you have not sold at an auction mart, enter "not applicable".

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* 15. If you were forced to sell a majority of your herd due to the drought conditions, do you plan to rebuild your herd if conditions improve?

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* 16. Are there any additional comments you would like to make?

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* 17. Please provide your contact information below in case we need to verify the information provided or to ask further questions.  Thank you for your participation! 

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