The Cariboo will be one of the regions to benefit as the provincial government announced yesterday that they would be beefing up the Livestock Fencing Program to the tune of an additional four million dollars.

The funding will see another 250 kilometres of fencing constructed in areas adjacent to provincial highways over the next two years.

The fences are an investment in the local economy says Kevin Boon, the General Manager of the BC Cattlemen’s Association.

These fences are going to last – because they are built to a standard – for the next thirty-five to forty years. This also helps that we know this land can be utilized to help produce food, and it’ll help stimulate local economy. It’s an investment into BC and into the future for our industry as we grow.

Since its official launch in 2010, the program has built nearly 650 kilometres of the wildlife friendly livestock fencing.