Agriculture minister David Marit is expressing concern about possible livestock feed shortages this fall and winter.
Marit says hay supplies are short due to hot dry spring and summer weather.
Marit wants Ottawa to issue a tax deferral for producers forced to sell part of their herd this year due to drought.
APAS wants a quick decision from Ottawa on the tax deferral request to provide more marketing options for drought-stressed livestock producers.
One auction yard in the southwest says the early sell-off of cattle due to hot dry weather has already started.
One bright spot, Marit says crop production should be close to the 5 year average for Saskatchewan.