Rancher hands out beef to highlight problems

Rancher hands out beef to highlight problems

Larry Kusch

Winnipeg Free Press

Langruth rancher Kerry Arksey handed out beef to passersby in front of the Legislative Building Tuesday afternoon to call attention to what he says is government neglect of the cattle industry.

The 55-year-old fourth-generation producer has sold off virtually all his cattle and plans to exit an industry he’s been in all his life. In exchange for the beef — he had 400 pounds worth in individually wrapped packages in his truck — Arksey was accepting donations for the Manitoba Farm and Rural Stress Line, a service he has used.

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