Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stock Growers Receive Grant from US Conservation Organization

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has received a $200,000 grant from the Washington, DC-based National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for grasslands conservation projects.

The SSGA is collaborating with the South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. (SODCAP) on the projects.

“We’re enlisting the help of producers in the southwest,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “We want to preserve the grasslands we have, and expand habitat onto some land that is no longer in its original state.”

Participating producers will implement grazing management strategies, control invasive species, prepare seeding beds, control weeds, and seed and establish native feedstock plants.

The SSGA will develop and implement four Habitat Management Areas and four Habitat Restoration Areas on 4,000 acres of native grasslands; reduce invasive species on 100 acres of native grasslands; and restore habitat on 500 acres of previously disturbed grasslands.

To read more, click here.

Posted January 18, 2017

SFC Presents Fall Forage Market Price Survey Results on their Redesigned Website

Saskatchewan Forage Council Media Release

December 15, 2016

The Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) has released information gathered from their Fall Forage Market Price Survey. This comprehensive price survey is unique in the province and compiles forage price information from producers across Saskatchewan and nearby areas. Agricultural extension personnel, forage consultants, processors and other professionals are also interviewed and data is compiled on values, types, and volumes of forage crops trading during the fall period. Prices are tracked throughout the fall and winter and a follow-up report will be completed in the winter to reflect any seasonal price changes.

The full report, as well as a two-page infographic, can be accessed online on the SFC’s newly developed website. The website was recently relaunched and features information on resources, updated projects, upcoming events, and also incorporates information on the Saskatchewan Forage Network. The website project was supported by the Government of Saskatchewan Industry Organization Development Fund (IODF) initiative under the Canada-Saskatchewan Growing Forward 2 bi-lateral agreement.

      Government of Saskatchewan logo            Growing Forward 2 logo            Government of Canada logo 


To view the full press release, click here

Posted December 16, 2016

Growers pumped over new forage position

by Ed White, Western Producer, December 8, 2016

After years of stagnation, Agriculture Canada said the recent hiring will give pasture and forage research a much-needed boost

They provide a multibillion-dollar Canadian farm industry, but forages and grasslands get little respect.

That’s an agricultural attitude that committed farmers and researchers vow to change.

“Ag Canada has really gotten the message,” Reynold Bergen, science director of the Beef Cattle Research Council, said during the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s annual conference in Winnipeg Nov. 17, referring to the new forage researchers hired by the federal agriculture department.

To read the full article, click here.

Posted Dec 10, 2016

Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference Scholarship

The SBIC scholarship recognizes students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources in the 3rd or 4th year of their degree or students in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in beef cattle and/or forage production. For the 2017 competition, SBIC has committed one scholarship, valued at $2,000.00. The recipient will also receive a free registration to the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. To learn more about eligibility restrictions and selection criteria, click here

Posted November 26, 2016

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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Brett Young

Speedrite  Union Forage



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC


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