Tag: Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association

Ranchers excited for potential of one-of-a-kind research and learning centre

The University of Saskatchewan opened its new $38 million Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) just South of Clavet, Sask., Tuesday. The new facility has been many years in the making, and a wide range of people in the value chain and academics came together to make it a reality. The LFCE is both… Read more »

Saskatchewan agriculture associations collaborate to urge re-evaluation of strychnine

The 90-day consultation period regarding access to strychnine for rodent control in Canadian fields is drawing to a close. Back in July, Health Canada proposed the de-registration of the chemical, often used to curb rodent population in farmers fields as the department found the chemical was also causing harm to species-at-risk, such as the swift fox and the burrowing… Read more »

Producers grapple with potential hay shortage

Depending on where you’re located, what you have for cattle feed could be drastically different then what your neighbour 10 miles away has. It also differs from province to province. It’s been dry in much of Western Canada, as well as parts of Ontario, resulting in low yields and producers scrambling for feed come the… Read more »

$25 Million “Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence” to be Built in Saskatchewan

Plans and funding for a $25 million “Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence” were announced at the University of Saskatchewan on Thursday. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan ag minister Lyle Stewart were in Saskatoon to announce $10 million in funding for the centre under Growing Forward 2. The U of S has committed $7 million for… Read more »

Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Announces Ryder Lee as New CEO

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association today announced that Ryder Lee will take the role of Chief Executive Officer. Lee (@ryder_lee) has lived and worked in Ottawa for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association since 2005, where he focused on animal care and domestic agriculture policy. He was also a driving force behind the renewal process of the Canadian… Read more »