Moving Meat into the Future (Mobile Processing)

Feb 26, 2008

Moving Meat Into the Future: Mobile Processing

Feb. 26, 2008 – Gilbert Plains Legion Hall

February 27, 2008 – Portage La Prairie Fair Board Office

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registration $10.00

Lunch included

10:00-11:30 am Lars Jorgensen, President and Manager, Gate to Plate Services Inc. Hear how this innovative mobile multi-species (beef, sheep, goat, elk, bison) slaughter trailer turned from dream to reality and how it provides humane local slaughter to fill a community gap where slaughter services are lacking and in demand.

11:30 – Noon Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council. The Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council has one major goal – to create made-in-Manitoba market opportunities for the province’s cattle producers. Part of its mandate is to encourage additional slaughter capacity.

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm Diane Roberts, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Food Safety Specialist Administrator of Canada/Manitoba Meat Inspection Agreement in the province

Registration from a provincial perspective. Howard Ward, Regional Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg

Registration from a federal perspective.Greg Fedak, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Business Development Specialist – Value Chains As a former investor in Oak Ridge Meats at McCreary, Greg has practical insight on locally owned slaughter plants. He will discuss some of the issues regarding the meat business in Manitoba. Greg will also be talking about value chains as an agri-food business strategy to partner for profit.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Bear pit Session

Take advantage of the opportunity to have some discussion and ask questions of the different speaker’s perspectives in the meat processing industry.

 To register, contact the Roblin Manitoba Agriculture Food & Rural Initiative GO Centre

at (204) 937-6460.