Rural Slaughter Modernization – Call for Input by November 16

The BC government has released an intentions paper and is seeking input on how to make slaughter more accessible and viable for livestock producers.

Fields across the Central Kootenay have long been home to assorted grazing animals. From the earliest settlers here, livestock have made important contributions to farm income streams, community food security and to soil fertility. For many people in rural and urban communities, the provisioning of food has included the culture and practice of sourcing meat directly from the farmers who raise the animals.