Sunday, April 21, 2019

Forage Program 2017

Water Security Agency Forage Program 2017 helps producers convert croplands to perennial pastures

In this program landowners convert croplands to perennial pasture and sign voluntary agreement with Water Security Agency (WSA) to maintain the pasture for a period of ten years. WSA reimburse landowners up to $35 per acre for seed costs. Landowners provide in-kind receipts at a rate of $35 per acre for labour and equipment. Forage conversion help retain existing wetlands within the project area, and provide upland nesting habitat for waterfowl.

Watershed stewardship groups work with the interested producers for project implementation. They extend help for eligibility check for specific land locations and prepare/submit landowner agreements to WSA. Watershed stewardship groups receive fees for this service.

Certain forage seed species are ineligible for WSA forage program, which include smooth brome, sweet clover, quack grass, Kentucky blue grass, timothy, reed canary grass and crested wheatgrass.

Land locations within the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) landscapes are eligible. Contact watershed stewardship groups or WSA (306-787-8577) for eligibility check of your land locations by December 15, 2017.

Posted Dec 8, 2017


 

A&W advances the U of S global leadership in beef and forage research

Dec 1, 2017

SASKATOON – A&W has made a substantial investment in the Canadian beef industry with a $5-million donation toward the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).

The unique centre will foster innovative research, training and outreach to meet the needs of both livestock producers and consumers in Canada, while also helping to sustainably produce food for a growing world population.

The donation will be used to fund the construction of the Livestock and Food Building at the LFCE site near Clavet ($3 million), create a community outreach and engagement program ($1 million), and establish a visiting fellowship in One Health research ($1 million). The new building will be completed in the spring of 2018.

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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


 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

NH Agr 3D

 

Silver

BrettYoung logo NEW

Union Forage  
Abbey Resources Corp
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Boehringer logo

 

Bronze

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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