Monday, June 26, 2017

Stock Growers 104th AGM Offers Learning & Lobbying

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) wrapped up its 104th Annual General Meeting in Moose Jaw on Tuesday.

“Our theme was Change, Challenge, Opportunity,” said SSGA president Shane Jahnke. “That pretty much sums up ranching life right there.”

Members attended learning sessions that will equip them to deal with evolving markets and changes to production practices. They also passed 11 resolutions brought forward by the grassroots membership.

Read the AGM Convention highlights and see presentations here.


 

Beef Drive Awarded Funds from Elanco's 100 Communities Initiative

Saskatchewan Stock Grower's Association media release, June 12, 2017

Elanco’s vision is Food and Companionship Enriching Life. It’s at the core of what they do and they are proud to be a cause-driven organization. Elanco is committed to help break the cycle of hunger in 100 communities across the world by the end of year 2020. To achieve this, they have partnered with United Way Worldwide and have impacted 72 communities to date by providing resources and support to help local, sustainable project have a long term impact.

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) launched a Beef Drive during the fall of 2016 to help out Saskatchewan’s food banks. Members were able to help by contributing an animal, or by donating cash to defray the cost of processing. The meat is processed into hamburger for distribution through food banks across Saskatchewan. Gord Roger, Beef Business Unit Manager of Elanco Canada, identified SSGA as a potential candidate for Elanco’s 100 Communities initiative. It was announced June 12th that SSGA was selected as a winner.

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Posted June 14, 2017


 

Government of Canada Announces $4.47 Million for Cattle Industry in Saskatchewan

May 26, 2017 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and other stakeholder groups to build the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) near Saskatoon with the support of a $4.47 million investment from the Government of Canada.

David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today at the University of Saskatchewan.

The LFCE will consist of two new facilities on U of S land designed to address forage, cow-calf, beef cattle, and environmental research. Once complete in 2018, the LFCE will benefit industry and all Canadians through improvements to beef quality, food safety, productivity, and environmental sustainability.

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Posted May 31, 2017


 

Cost of Production: Meat Goat Producers

Are you a meat goat producer in Saskatchewan? Do you know what you need to sell your goats for in order to break even? Do you know the
typical production benchmarks for meat goat producers? Recruitment is currently underway for Saskatchewan meat goat producers wishing to
share their production and financial records in a confidential manner in order to determine their cost of production. While individual data will remain confidential, results will be aggregated and shared as industry benchmarks to advance the meat goat industry in Saskatchewan.

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Posted May 17, 2017



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A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

new holland

 

Silver

Brett Young

CPS
Speedrite  Union Forage

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC
SeCan

 

The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
‘Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)

SCA