WALLACE-WOODWORTH KIRKELLA COMMUNITY PASTURE
2017 RATE SCHEDULE
PASTURE MANAGER – Alistair Hagan
R.M. OFFICE – 204-748-1239
Trever Frattinger204-845-2352 Nigel Jeanes 204- 845-2665
Brent Nolan204-845-2258 Allan Soder 204-845-2541
2 Council members of the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth
LIVESTOCK GRAZING – COST PER SEASON PER HEAD:
- Cattle: $65 per season
- Feeders/Yearlings: $65 per season
- Calves: $35 per head per season for walk-in calves born on or after January 2, 2017 and for calves born in pasture.
1. No bulls will be accepted.
2. Females leaving pasture cannot be guaranteed open.
3. In the cases of loss of animal through death or other causes, no fees will be charged for that animal.
4. Grazing deposit - $10.00 per animal due no later than January 27, 2017 for rate payers and 50% of total bill for non-ratepayers.
5. Calves at foot over 100 days will be charged as mature animals. In a case where a cow is admitted with a calf and leaves with a pasture born calf, then the calf admitted with the cow will be charged as a mature animal.
6. Patrons will have the option of choosing a load out date of on or about Aug. 21-25, 2017 or on or about the long weekend in Oct. with no change to rates. This decision must be made on or before May 15, 2017 by the patron.
VACCINES AND SUNDRY SERVICES
1.Medication – per single dose at cost.
2.Ear-tagging – per animal at cost.
-All calves must be vaccinated for blackleg at pasture on or before delivery.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PASTURE OPERATIONS
1. The Wallace-Woodworth Community Pasture operation will be the responsibility of the Wallace-Woodworth Council. The pasture will be managed on the Council’s behalf by a pasture manager hired for the period from May 1 – October 31 annually.
2. The Pasture Committee responsibilities will include advising the Council on pasture matters and overseeing the activities of the pasture manager.
A) First Priority will be given to those ratepayers of the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth who had cattle in the pasture the previous year and who’s year end invoice has been paid on or before Dec. 31 in that year. Those Patrons will be guaranteed 90% of the previous year allotment or up to 100% if space is available.
B) Second priority will be given to the ratepayers of the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth not covered by (A) above.
C) Third priority will be given to non-rate paying residents of the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth.
D) New patrons will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted when room becomes available.
Patrons must have their request for pasture by January 27, 2017. Patrons wishing to place cattle in the pasture, shall confirm their intentions by remitting a deposit of $10.00 per each head for ratepayers and 50% of total bill for non-rate payers to the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth Virden Office. Deposits must be received before January 27, 2017 and will be applied to the patrons grazing fees. Forfeiture will be waived in case of death or contagious disease in the patron’s herd. In no other cases will forfeiture be waived unless extreme, unforeseen, extenuating circumstances arise in the patron’s farming operations which preclude delivery. Decision in such cases will be made by the Wallace-Woodworth Council and shall be final.
CONDITIONS GOVERNING ACCEPTANCE OF LIVESTOCK
a. While the pasture manager will provide reasonable care consistent with good livestock management, acceptance of cattle implies no guarantee of conditions of health at fall roundup.
b. The Pasture Manager is authorized to refuse pasturage of any animal whose condition he considers as being detrimental to the health of the other animals in the pasture or in his opinion may not survive through the grazing season.
c. Cattle will be accepted at the discretion of the Pasture Manager.
d. All livestock placed in the pasture must carry the patron’s registered brand or other suitable identification i.e. ear tags, to facilitate positive identification, the pasture manager will insert an ear tag in addition to that provided by the patron. Cattle must have R.F.I.D. Tags.
e. If the pasture manager finds a dead animal he will inform the owner (s) immediately.
f. All cattle delivered to the pasture must be immunized against blackleg.
g. Ear tagging, branding and vaccination will be performed at the patron’s risk. Veterinarian services will be supplied at the discretion of the Pasture Manager and will be charged to the patron.
h. Livestock take-in, round-up and stocking rates will be decided by the pasture committee in consultation with the pasture manager.
i. The Pasture Service – the manager will inspect cattle on a regular basis and provide reasonable health care to sick animals. Salt will be provided.
j. The patron will be advised of take-in and fall round-up dates. The patron, or his representative, shall be present when delivering or picking up cattle at the corrals, and signing all pasture booking sheets. Patrons will be required to take a shift at take in and load out as per Pasture Manager’s directions and scheduling.
k. Should the deposit not be received by the established date January 27, 2107, you may forfeit your eligibility to put cattle in the pasture for that year.
l. Patrons who do not fill their booking request will have their invoice reflect the difference between their deposit and how many cattle entered into the pasture.
m. All patrons must have ownership of cattle for 45 days prior to bringing them to the community pasture.
n. R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth is not responsible for cattle until the Pasture Manager has counted and tagged all patrons’ animals.
Fees are payable to the R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth prior to December 15 of each year, after that date a penalty of 1.25% per month will be added to the outstanding account.
Fees must be paid before the Municipal Office will accept the deposit fees for the upcoming pasture year.
PASTURE MANAGER – must submit material for billings, reports, etc. by Oct 31 of that season to the Municipal Office.