Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart has announced 6.3 million dollars in federal-provincial funding for two dozen livestock related research projects.
Stewart says the research is important for the livestock industry to grow and expand in Saskatchewan.
Among the projects are new vaccine strategies to prevent pink eye in cattle and genetic research to improve cattle breeding.
Industry groups like the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, SaskMilk, the Saskatchewan Forage Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission are providing additional funding of more than 180 thousand dollars to the research work.
Stewart also announced the two levels of government are providing 2 million dollars over two years to the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.