Agribition attracts farmers world-wide

Nov 29, 2019 | 11:25am

The Canadian Western Agribition is attracting farmers from not just Canada, but also Europe. Sophia Persson is a Simmental and Charolais breeder from Sweden and this is her first time at Agribition. Persson says the event is very impressive. “It’s a large exhibition, by our measurements very large. Seeing lots of impressive cattle and finding inspiration […]

Agriculture minster David Marit heads Sask trade mission to Mexico

Oct 4, 2019 | 11:58am

  Agriculture minister David Marit leaves Sunday for a 6-day trade mission to Mexico. Marit says Mexico is an important market for Saskatchewan agriculture exports. He says Mexico is Saskatchewan’s fourth largest market for farm products. He says Mexico bought 750 million dollars worth of Saskatchewan canola, wheat and cattle genetics last year. Marit says […]

New financing option offered for Sask. livestock producers

Sep 26, 2019 | 6:00am

Saskatchewan livestock producers have a new financing option. The manager of the Saskatchewan Livestock Finance Co-operative, Terry Wensley, says the new SK co-op is designed to help provide loans to livestock producers to expand herd size He says there has been a lot of support for the new co-op and new members are welcome. Wensley says […]

Sask. cattle producers check water supplies for high sulphate levels

Aug 16, 2019 | 6:00am

Many Saskatchewan cattle producers are checking their livestock water supplies for high sulfate levels. Free water testing is available through regional Agriculture ministry offices. Provincial cattle specialist Leah Clark says the busiest location is Moose Jaw with 450 requests, followed by Swift Current, Outlook and Kindersley. Livestock water quality testing results are showing higher than […]

Sask. cattle producers upset with anti-beef tweet from The Weather Network

Jul 26, 2019 | 7:00am

Saskatchewan cattle producers are disappointed with a tweet on social media from the Weather Network. The Weather Network sent a message on twitter suggesting those who want to save the planet could consider limiting beef consumption. Canadian cattle producers say the information does not paint an accurate picture of beef production. Cattle production efficiency has […]

Sask. livestock producers asked to help battle animal neglect

Jun 12, 2019 | 6:00am

The head of animal protection in Saskatchewan is making a specific request to cattlemen. The executive director of Animal Protection Services, Don Ferguson, is asking livestock producers to call his office before a tragedy happens. Ferguson says if something doesn’t seem right on a neighbor’s property, call his office. Ferguson, says it is important to […]

Canadian Cattlemen’s spokesman worried about cattle sell-off

Jun 11, 2019 | 5:30am

The vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is worried about the sell-off of cattle this spring due to drought. Bob Lowe says the cattle market has taken a significant price drop in the past month because of rising feed costs due to drought. He says cattle prices have dropped 20 dollars per hundredweight and […]

Sask. Cattlemen promote June as beef month in Regina

Jun 4, 2019 | 6:00am

Cattle producers in Saskatchewan are joining forces with several businesses and Regina restaurants to promote June as beef month. Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association CEO Ryder Lee says 16 restaurants and bars in Regina have put beef at the top of the list for special menu items. Lee says beef is featured in special cocktails, appetizers and […]