B.C. Ranchers Struggle as Drought Sends Hay Prices Soaring

The B-C government says drought conditions and wildfires in the province are making it difficult for farmers and ranchers to feed their animals. 

The province now says it’s launching a program that matches farmers to those who have hay and grain, going to other jurisdictions including the United States to source feed and hay for B-C farmers. 

Kevin Boon with the B-C Cattlemen’s Association says prices for feed will be increasing, but it’s an animal welfare issue when their food is at stake.  

The government is partnering with the association on the program, and helping with the added costs during a feed and hay shortage through funding from the federal-provincial AgriStability program. 

(Canadian Press)

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