David Wiens is chair of Dairy Farmers of Manitoba.
“My understanding is that all the processors in our province continue to operate and that they’re continuing with the same output as they had before,” he said.
Wiens says dairy farms should be operating as normal.
“As long as there’s no disruptions on the farm, for example, so far we have been able to have a supply of the cleaning agents that we use for milking equipment,” he commented. “Feed supply continues to come in uninterrupted. Our milk pick-ups, the transportation system, is currently working very well. All the milk is still being tested everyday for quality and components.”
Wiens adds having a business continuity plan is vital in these types of situations.