The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has distributed close to a quarter of a million dollars to cattlemen affected by wildfires last fall.
Stock Growers president Shane Jahnke says the wildfire relief fund raised over $246.000, including $100,000 from the provincial government.
“100% of the funds went to the producers in need,” said Jahnke. “As well, we’ve received probably over $200,000 of in kind donations, such as trucking feeds, fencing materials and labours. That is starting to go out as well.”
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- Loss of livestock in Saskatchewan wildfires could exceed 400
- Saskatchewan cattle producers receive disaster assistance following wildfires
Jahnke says close to 30 producers applied for support from the wildfire relief fund. Wildfires last fall in western Saskatchewan killed over 700 cattle and burned tens of thousands of acres of pasture and cropland.