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The more the merrier: Cattle Producers needed for Beef Cattle Research Council Survey

The more the merrier: Cattle Producers needed for Beef Cattle Research Council Survey

Mar 28, 2024 | 4:39pm
The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has a survey out to ensure their research priorities and extension efforts are in the right place for cattle producers. The beef survey has been open since January and the deadline to participate is this Sunday (March 31). BCRC Science Director Dr. Reynold Bergen says the survey asks producers […]
Cold weather limited information for Cattle Market Update

Cold weather limited information for Cattle Market Update

Jan 31, 2024 | 3:49pm
Not a whole lot of information to chew on when it comes to the Cattle Market Update, issued by Canfax. Provincial Cattle Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Fonda Froats says this year has gotten off to a slow start, with only one heifer weight category in the province reported – the 500-600 pound […]
Resolution to increase beef checkoff passed at SCA AGM

Resolution to increase beef checkoff passed at SCA AGM

Jan 26, 2024 | 7:13pm
A resolution to increase the provincial portion of the beef checkoff was passed on Wednesday at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) annual general meeting in Regina. The resolution called for a $1.50 per head increase in the checkoff starting April 1st, 2025.  The new total would be $3.50 with the money used to fund research, […]

First quarter of 2023 saw record high prices in the cattle industry

Apr 13, 2023 | 3:43pm

The cattle industry is enjoying some record high prices this spring. The executive director of Canfax in Calgary, Brenna Grant says the first quarter of 2023 has been a good one for both cow/calf producers and feedlots. “We saw fed cattle in Alberta reach new record highs in mid-March and are continuing to see one […]

Southwest Sask. farmer loses nearly 30 cattle in lightning strike

Jul 12, 2022 | 12:12pm

Tragedy struck a family in the southwest Saskatchewan community of Mankota as the Briere family lost 28 of their cattle after they were struck and killed by lightning. Glen Briere and his wife Darla were out of town over the weekend when his brother-in-law was checking on the cows and discovered 14 cows, 13 calves […]