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Cattle prices in Saskatchewan were mixed according to Cattle Market Update

Cattle prices in Saskatchewan were mixed according to Cattle Market Update

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:49pm
Feeder steer prices in Saskatchewan were up compared to the heifers which were mixed, according to the Canfax Cattle Market Update for the week ending April 19. Provincial Cattle Specialist Fonda Froats says the week-over-week changes are what they are due to limited sales of cattle last week. The 600-700 lb steer weight category was […]
Provincial Budget gets a positive response from APAS and SARM

Provincial Budget gets a positive response from APAS and SARM

Mar 21, 2024 | 3:57pm
The agriculture section of the 2024-25 Provincial Budget was well received by a group representing agricultural producers and a group that represents rural municipalities. The Budget, released Wednesday afternoon at the Legislature in Regina, increased funding by 4.1 percent for a total of $570.6-million. Much of the money is allocated towards enhancing current federal-provincial risk […]
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 […]

“We were heard”: townhall meetings in drought-stricken parts of Saskatchewan well-attended

Jul 28, 2023 | 4:43pm

A rancher was at a townhall meeting in Kindersley on Tuesday about the drought and what supports are available. Arlene Boisjoli, who has a ranch south of Kindersley, says the meeting was well-attended by producers and representatives from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Credit Canada, and a few R.M. Reeves. She says […]

Weekly crop report says combining already underway, grasshoppers continue to be an issue

Aug 5, 2021 | 11:01am

The provincial crop report revealed that many producers across the province have already started harvesting their heat scorched crops. Three percent of the provincial crop has been combined, far ahead of the five-year average of one percent. Matt Struthers with Sask Ag says there’s a couple of reasons for the higher numbers. “There’s quite a […]

New app being developed to help with farmers’ mental health

Jul 6, 2020 | 6:00am

A new app is being developed in Saskatchewan to help farmers track their mental health and connect them with the necessary supports. The app is being developed by Saskatoon-based Bridges Health, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Innovation Saskatchewan. Innovation Sask CEO, Kari Harvey, says that the app will use the feedback of […]

Despite cool conditions, Saskatchewan commercial fruit production positive in 2019

Nov 5, 2019 | 7:00am

2019 was a mixed bag for Saskatchewan’s commercial fruit and berry growers. Some endured weather challengers, while others did very well. “Saskatoon berries had one of the best years that I’ve ever seen,” said Forrest Scharf, provincial specialist, fruits crops at Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. “There were really large fruit, even the native wild stands […]

Anthrax confirmed in the RM of Chester

Aug 29, 2019 | 5:20pm

Saskatchewan’s ministry of agriculture says a case of anthrax has been confirmed in the RM of Chester which is in the province’s southeast.  In a release from the ministry late Thursday afternoon. they say laboratory results  confirmed anthrax was the cause of death for seven animals. The ministry is advising Saskatchewan producers to be on […]