Saturday, November 18, 2017

SSGA Launches Wildfire Relief Fund to Assist Impacted Ranchers

October 23, 2017, News Release

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has launched a wildfire relief fund to help ranchers affected by devastating wildfires this fall.

“We’re collecting donations of cash, hay, feed, trucking – whatever people can offer,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “The fires destroyed animals, buildings, fields, feed and everything else in their way. Miles of fencing were destroyed. With winter coming, there’s a lot of people who need help.”

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Posted November 1, 2017


 

Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey II

The second Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey will occur in Fall/Winter 2017/18. Look for the survey being handed out at District meetings coordinated by your provincial producer associations starting October 2017 and at winter workshops. Producers who complete 80% of the questions are eligible for a $25 gift card, plus complete the cost of production section of the survey to receive an additional $25 gift card.

Watch for the survey being handed out at meetings starting in October 2017! For links to the online and paper surveys and to learn more, visit this page on the Western Beef Development Centre website.

Posted October 27, 2017


 

SSGA Aims for 10,000-Pound Food Bank Donation

Media Release, October 17, 2017

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association

When the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association initiated its Beef Drive for Saskatchewan food banks last year, it had modest goals. “Our members just wanted to pitch in and help people,” SSGA President Shane Jahnke said.

The SSGA thought 1,000 pounds of packaged ground beef would be a realistic target. By the end of the inaugural campaign, Saskatchewan ranchers had donated 8,500 pounds of beef worth $48,000.

This year their goal is to contribute 10,000 pounds of fresh ground beef, and they’re well on their way. On World Food Day October 16, the SSGA donated 3,000 pounds to the food banks and have already donated a total of 4,000 pounds this fall.

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Posted October 18, 2017


 

America's Great Plains Lost More Habitat in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon

WWF Report, November 2016

In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Fifty three million acres of America’s Great Plains have been lost since 2009, threatening important and iconic species like grasslands songbirds, the monarch butterfly, and native bumble bees.

“America’s Great Plains are being plowed under at an alarming rate,” said Martha Kauffman, WWF’s managing director of the Northern Great Plains program. “Centuries old, critical prairie habitat that’s home to amazing wildlife and strong ranching and tribal communities is rapidly being converted to cropland and most people don’t even realize it.”

Read the full article here. View the 2016 Plowprint Report here. This document provides information on grassland conversion to croplands and is intended to broaden public awareness of grasslands loss.

Posted October 2, 2017


 

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)

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