Canadian Cattle Association elects President at annual meeting

Mar 28, 2023 | 11:42am

  The Canadian Cattle Association has announced details of executive selections for 2023. Nathan Phinney has been re-elected president. He first became president last December after the passing of Saskatchewan producer Reg Schellenberg. Phinney previously served as chair of the New Brunswick Cattle Producers Association. Saskatchewan Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says Phinney has been […]

Sask feeder cattle prices moving up in latest market report

Mar 21, 2023 | 1:57pm

  Finishing feedlots are still aggressively bidding on quality replacements even as larger supplies of background cattle usually come on the market at this time of year.One analyst says feedlot operations who were holding out for a price correction finally threw in the towel last week.Canfax reports Saskatchewan feeder cattle volumes were 12,255 head —only […]

FCC sees strong cattle prices in 2023

Mar 6, 2023 | 2:03pm

Farm Credit Canada sees ongoing strong prices for cattle this year. FCC economist Des Sobool says prices are continuing upward as part of a two year trend to rising prices. He says cattle prices are about 12 percent higher than last year’s average. He says prices should remain quite good due to strong demand and […]

Sask Agriculture minister says efforts underway to support livestock sector

Mar 2, 2023 | 1:19pm

Agriculture minister David Marit says the province is taking steps to ensure a healthy cattle industry remains in Saskatchewan. SARM joined forces this week with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and Stock Growers, expressing concern about veterinarian shortages, low profitability, drought, and farm support programs. Marit says steps are being taken to provide help during difficult […]

Alberta man charged with improper care of livestock

Mar 2, 2023 | 11:31am

  Alberta RCMP have charged a Wheatland County man with causing unnecessary suffering to animals and selling un-inspected meat, after they were called to look into reports of someone who was slaughtering sick and injured cattle. Mounties say when they got onto the property, they found employees actively slaughtering cattle. During the investigation, they say […]

SARM joins forces with SSGA and SCA to push for support for cattle producers

Mar 1, 2023 | 10:50am

  The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities has joined forces with two provincial cattle organizatinon’s to call for support for the Saskatchewan cattle industry. SARM president Ray Orb partners with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Associations Association and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. Orb is worried about declining numbers of cattle producers in the province. He says the […]

Sask Stock Growers seek exemptions on new trucking regulations for livestock

Jan 30, 2023 | 2:09pm

Saskatchewan Stock Growers are hoping Ottawa will make exemptions on new trucking transportation rules for livestock. Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says there is a conflict between livestock health rules and trucker hours of service. He says the U.S. exempts the rules if a trucker is within 150 miles of the destination and he wants […]

Sask feeder cattle prices mixed during the past week

Jan 27, 2023 | 11:37am

The latest Saskatchewan feeder cattle market report says prices were mixed during the past week. Prices for steers ranged from 330 dollars 33 cents per hundredweight for the 300 to 400 pound weight category to 232 dollars 25 cents for over 900 pounds. Feeder heifer prices ranged from 259 dollars 90 cents per hundredweight for […]

Sask Stock Growers past president passes away

Jan 10, 2023 | 1:11pm

A past president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, Harold Martens, has passed away. Martens was 81. He was reeve of the RM of Excelsior, Agriculture minister in the Devine government, and served as deputy opposition leader. He retired from politics to return to ranching, and later served as president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers […]

Sask feeder cattle prices reflect upward movement during the past week

Dec 20, 2022 | 1:12pm

  Saskatchewan feeder cattle prices were mostly moving upward during the past week. The latest numbers from the Saskatchewan ministry of Agriculture says average feeder steer prices ranged from 323 dollars 88 cents per hundredweight for the 300 to 400 pound category to 229 dollars 25 cents for the 800 to 900 pound weight category. […]