Federal-provincial governments provide support to cow-calf producers to protect surface water

The federal and provincial governments have announced a support program for Saskatchewan livestock producers for run-off control measures.

The executive director of the programs branch of the Saskatchewan ministry of Agriculture, Mark Anderson, says the program will provide up to 75 percent of project costs, to a maximum of 15 thousand dollars.

The program is designed to avoid water quality and runoff concerns from stock yards and pens.

The program will encourage beef producers to implement surface water protection on cow-calf operations.

Eligible projects include holding or retention ponds for collecting run-off, ditches, berms or dykes and earthwork or pen regrading to achieve proper runoff.


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