Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Forage Market Price Survey

The Saskatchewan Forage Council Forage Market Price Survey for the fall of 2018 is now available. The Suvery details the current market prices and general trends for forage products in Saskatchewan and nearby jurisdictions as at September 30, 2018.

 
 
Visit the SFC's Resources page for past Forage Market Surveys, as well as other publications.
 
Posted December 10, 2018

Range management for the bird and the herd

By Alexis Stockford, Manitoba Co-operator, November 6, 2018

The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) wants more of its members to get worried about birds.

About 27 producers, and 17,000 acres, have signed on so far with MBP’s SARPAL pilot in its first year of implementation. SARPAL (Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands), an initiative by Environment and Climate Change Canada to tie farmers with conservation projects protecting species at risk, got another foothold in Manitoba in 2017 with the MBP program. SARPAL promised $750,000 over three years for producers in southwest Manitoba to protect grassland birds.

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Posted November 15, 2018


 

Grain Maturity for Swath Grazing: ADOPT Field Day

December 5, 2018

Clavet, SK

Attend this one day event at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence to learn about grain maturity for swath grazing: increasing winter grazing days. Learn about the ADOPT project design. Hear from researchers Dr. Greg Penner and Dr. Bart Lardner on the topics of determining optimal maturity at harvest, impacts of delayed maturity on beef cattle performance and more.

To view the poster click here. Please RSVP to Kerry Lowdnes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306-460-4987.

Posted November 9, 2018


 

Carbon Pricing

October 23, 2018

Today, the Government of Canada announced further details on the federal carbon pollution pricing backstop: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2018/10/23/government-canada-fighting-climate-change-price-pollution.

In October 2016, the Prime Minister announced the Pan-Canadian Approach to Pricing Carbon Pollution (the federal benchmark), which gave provinces and territories the flexibility to develop their own carbon pollution pricing system and outlined criteria all systems must meet to ensure they are stringent, fair, and efficient. The federal government also committed to implement a federal carbon pollution pricing system (the federal backstop) in provinces and territories that request it or do not have a carbon pollution pricing system that meets the federal benchmark.

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Posted October 24, 2018


 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

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Silver

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Union Forage  
Abbey Resources Corp
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Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
Ponderosa Ag Sales SCIC
   

 

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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