The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has elected a rancher from Gouldtown as its new president.
He was chosen at the Stock Growers annual meeting Tuesday in Regina.
Shane Jahnke is the third generation of his family to serve as president of the Stock Growers.
The SSGA’s membership passed a series of resolutions.
The resolutions call upon the Saskatchewan government to offer fire insurance for grass.
As well, there is a request for the province to permit a licensed hunt of cougars in response to some animals threatening livestock.
There’s also a call to review policies on taxing land made unproductive by large-scale flooding and to retain the existing fuel tax exemption.
Other resolutions called on industry agencies to improve the carcass grading and pricing system and to research and promote the effectiveness of grasslands as carbon sequestration.