Managing Dry Conditions for Crops and Livestock


  Dry Conditions and Crops

   Dry Conditions and Livestock

   Manitoba Hay Listing Service

   Groundwater

  • Groundwater Conditions for a Potential Well - Livestock producers can contact the Water Branch for information and advice on their current well and what the expectations might be if constructing a new well to supply their pasture. Email your contact information and the legal land location of the planned well to Expected Groundwater Conditions. Feedback provided may include aquifer depths, potential pumping rate range, and if available the water quality in the area. A listing of Licensed Well Drilling Contractors is also available.

     Manitoba Drought Monitor

  • The Manitoba Drought Monitor highlights the various drought management efforts currently underway in Manitoba. This includes monthly Water Availability and Drought Conditions Reports that use drought indicators to classify the level of dryness and to summarize any drought impacts that are occurring.                                                      

                      Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation 

  • MASC Seeding Deadlines - Contract holders please be aware of extended seeding deadlines that can assist during difficult seeding periods. ARD and MASC's Service Centre team can provide further information as needed.
  • Mitigate risks by considering Livestock Price Insurance (LPI). ARD and MASC's Service Centre team can tailor coverage to individual livestock operations. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2021.
  • Producers can use MASC's Contract Price Option (CPO) to increase their canola and field pea dollar coverage in a potentially difficult year. CPO allows producers to blend the price from their production contract with the base Agri insurance dollar value to better reflect market prices.

 The information on the website will be continually updated as the season evolves to provide the most up to date resources as well as inform clients about upcoming webinars and MASC programs and deadlines. Weekly tweets will be coordinated so that clients have the resources they need to do their jobs effectively.