Saturday, September 23, 2017

In need of hay?

Hay is in short supply in some parts of Saskatchewan, and you may be wondering how to connect with producers who have hay for sale. As of March 31, 2017, Saskatchewan Agriculture has discontinued the Forage, Feed and Custom Services Listing site. While more traditional methods such as the local paper or word of mouth might still work, consider looking to one of the other online resources for hay sales:

Kijiji  tends to have many listings of hay and other feeds for sale, as well as buyers looking for hay

Internet Hay Exchange has listings in Canada and the US

Facebook has a Hay/Feed for Sale in Saskatchewan & Manitoba page that you may want to join.

Alberta Agriculture has Hay, Straw and Pasture listings at:https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app68/hay, as well as advice on fraud awareness when purchasing feed

The Manitoba Hay Listing Service from Manitoba Agriculture has a search feature so you can locate feed close to your area.

When searching for hay, be aware that there is no standard way that hay for sale is listed. It may be in short tons or metric tonnes, cents per pound or often by the bale. Be sure to ask what the bale weights are, and to ask for feed analysis to be sure the hay you buy will meet the needs of you livestock.

For a more comprehensive look at hay trends and pricing in our province, check out the SFC's semi-annual Forage Market Reports


 

 

Research Scientist – Forage Perennial Plant Breeder

A job advertisement has been posted for a Research Scientist – Forage Perennial Plant Breeder for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch in Swift Current (Saskatchewan) with a closing date of October 2, 2017.  To learn more about this position, click here.


 

Operation Pollinator

Operation Pollinator is a Syngenta program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators. Launched in Western Canada’s farming community in 2017, participating producers agree to seed plots of up to two acres of usually underutilized or lower productivity land to long-term habitat for wild pollinators. 

In return for committing this land to the project, farmers receive high-quality pollinator-friendly wildflower seed for their plots, agronomic advice and some financial support from the program to help offset establishment costs.

A number of producers signed up and planted their seed mix this spring, but more cooperators from Saskatchewan are needed. Please contact the SSCA Office Manager, Gerry Burgess, at 306-371-4231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and to register.

Posted Sept 12, 2017


 

Call for Proposals for SCA Industry Development Fund

Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund is currently accepting proposals . Below, you will find the SCA’s Call for Research Proposals (which includes our research priorities), the Research Application, the Graduate Student Research Application, and Instructions and Guidelines for Submitting a Research Proposal.

SCA Call for Research Proposals

SCAIDF Research Application Form

SCAIDF Graduate Student Research Application Form

Instructions and Guidelines for submitting proposals

The deadline to provide your research application and any supporting documents is 5 pm on Friday, September 29th, 2017.

To learn more visit http://www.saskbeef.com/research.html.


 

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