Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin – Swan River – Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment of $297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberculosis in livestock in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area of Manitoba.
With this investment, Manitoba Beef Producers will work with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to enhance the scientific tools used to detect and eliminate the spread of this disease. This will provide assurance to consumers and trading partners worldwide that Canada remains a top-quality producer of beef. The tools and surveillance methods could also be used in other areas within Canada that are subject to similar recurring disease threats or that are facing new and emerging disease threats.
Source: Government of Canada