Our thoughts are with those impacted by the devastating wildfires in British Columbia. We know how much producers care about their cattle and how hard it is to see them in distress. Alberta Beef Producers is calling on cattle producers in our province to help support our neighbouring producers in any way we can.
The B.C. Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) is helping to co- ordinate haulers with livestock needing to be evacuated. With highway closures and evacuation orders, permits are needed to re-enter evacuated areas for livestock transport. BCCA is also asking anyone able to provide relief by hosting cattle or donating feed to email [email protected].
The Red Cross is providing assistance to local authorities and those affected by the wildfires. Donations will help provide immediate relief and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs. Beyond meeting immediate needs, donations may also help re-entry and go towards more long-term recovery. Your donation can be made at RedCross.ca.