Tag: Saskatchewan Stock Growers

Saskatchewan farm groups applaud province’s climate change strategy

Farm groups were quick to show their support as Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan unveiled his government’s “Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy” on Monday. The province says the plan is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change, without implementing a carbon tax. (Download the strategy text by clicking here.) “This plan is broader… Read more »

Saskatchewan to match wildfire relief donations

The Saskatchewan government has announced it will match cash donations to help farmers and ranchers impacted by grassfires in the southwest part of the province last month. Fires near the communities of Burstall, Tompkins and Leader burned approximately 80,000 acres of crop and pasture land on October 17th, killing around 770 cattle. The province says… Read more »

Change Without Expected Results — Taking a Serious Look at Cattle Transport Stress

There are many potential stressors for cattle during transport, as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein pointed out at the recent Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association conference and annual general meeting. Animals have to contend with handling (often by unfamiliar people), a unique environment, mixing with new animals, feed and water restrictions and the energy/focus required to remain on… Read more »

Hanging Out With SSGA President Doug Gillespie at the 103rd AGM

The last five years I have been very fortunate to moderate the Saskatchewan Stock Growers annual meeting. Over the years I have heard some great presentations and have gained a very strong connection with the ranching roots of the organization. In my time hosting the meeting I have seen freakish snow storms in the Cypress Hills… Read more »

Ryder Lee, CCA – Retaliation to COOL and Access to the European Market

At the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association AGM this week in Moose Jaw, Ryder Lee provided an update from the Canadian Cattleman’s Association.    In this media scrum Ryder discusses the meetings happening this week Brussels regarding access to the EU market and how Canada will retaliate against the US regarding COOL. If you cannot see… Read more »

An Update From Sask. Stock Growers’ Roundtable on COOL

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) hosted its annual roundtable meeting between Canadian and US beef industry leaders during Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Now in its seventh year, the roundtable brought cattle producers from North Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin to meet with their Canadian counterparts at Agribition. The event gathered six American representatives… Read more »

My First Impressions of New Saskatchewan Ag Minister, Lyle Stewart

Last week the Saskatchewan provincial government shuffled the cabinet.  Whenever this happens farmers peer in with anticipation of a trade up or a trade down in the quality of the Agriculture Minister.  This week at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM I had the chance to listen to the very first address of the new Saskatchewan… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Cautious Optimism Among Producers at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Meeting

“The number one cure for high prices is high prices” That also was a pretty good reflection of the mood surrounding the Saskatchewan Stock Growers annual general meeting this week.  There is  great optimism for the rancher heading into the fall run as I expect feeder cattle to have strong prices attached to them.  Whether… Read more »