The 38 million dollar Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence held its official opening Tuesday near Clavet.
Agriculture minister David Marit says the centre will focus on research into forage breeding, cattle health, management practices and more in an effort to ensure the profitability of the livestock and forage industries in Saskatchewan and across Canada.
The centre is designed to join every link in the beef cattle production chain to support research and teaching to help bring new technologies to producers.
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association contributed 1 million dollars toward construction of the Centre.
Cattlemen’s chair Rick Toney says the centre is an investment in the future of ranching.
The federal and provincial governments provided ten million dollars for the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at Clavet, about 250 kilometers northwest of Regina.