Sask Ag News

111th Stock Growers AGM & Convention aims to “reach new heights”

111th Stock Growers AGM & Convention aims to “reach new heights”

Jun 6, 2024 | 8:17pm
The 111th Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) AGM & Convention is set for next week in Swift Current. President of the Stock Growers Garner Deobald says the theme this year is “reaching new heights”. “Reaching new heights is something that I think we all aspire to,” Deobald explained. “With markets where they’re at, being at […]
Auditor’s report shows Water Security Agency making progress on some recommendations

Auditor’s report shows Water Security Agency making progress on some recommendations

Jun 6, 2024 | 5:18pm
The Provincial Auditor followed up on whether the Water Security Agency (WSA) implemented any of its recommendations made in the 2018 audit. As of April of this year, the WSA has made some progress on recommendations on regulating drainage of water on agricultural lands, fully implementing four of them and partially implementing another five.  The WSA […]
Seeding almost at the finish line, progress at 94 per cent complete

Seeding almost at the finish line, progress at 94 per cent complete

Jun 6, 2024 | 2:22pm
Within the next week, farmers should be done seeding as the provincial crop report has progress at 94 per cent complete. It’s up from 77 per cent last week but remains behind the 5-year and 10-year averages of 97 per cent complete for this time of year. Despite rain delays, farmers in each region made […]
Plenty of precipitation highlighted May Weather Stats

Plenty of precipitation highlighted May Weather Stats

Jun 5, 2024 | 9:18pm
The month of May can be best described as wet with near normal temperatures. Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang says it’s a good thing considering the winter and early part of spring was dry. “After it being so dry for so long, to see so many stations recording above average precipitation, really good timing,” said Lang. […]
Applications being accepted for SaskBarley scholarships

Applications being accepted for SaskBarley scholarships

Jun 5, 2024 | 8:46pm
Any student going to university to study in agriculture can apply for scholarships through the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley). Each year, SaskBarley offers four scholarships to students who are taking graduate or undergraduate studies. They’re offering up to three scholarships — $6-thousand at the PhD level, $4-thousand at the Master’s of Science level, and […]
Humboldt area farmer almost done seeding

Humboldt area farmer almost done seeding

May 30, 2024 | 5:02pm
A farmer in the Humboldt area says seeding has been smooth sailing but could now use heat to aid crop development. George Hinz says this month has been the total opposite of the winter, which was drier than normal.  “If I had to venture a guess I’d say we’d probably had three inches of water […]
Seeding over 75 per cent complete, crops in good to excellent condition

Seeding over 75 per cent complete, crops in good to excellent condition

May 30, 2024 | 2:32pm
Seeding progress in Saskatchewan went from half-way done to three-quarters of the way through. The provincial crop report, released Thursday, has seeding at 77 per cent complete, up from 56 per cent last week. It remains behind the 5-year average of 91 per cent and 10-year average of 89 per cent for this time of […]
Cattle prices in Saskatchewan and Alberta remain strong: Cattle Market Update

Cattle prices in Saskatchewan and Alberta remain strong: Cattle Market Update

May 28, 2024 | 4:14pm
Cattle prices remain strong as the seasonal slowdown continues, according to the weekly cattle market update for the week ending May 24. The 700-800 lb feeder steers and 700-800 lb feeder heifers were the only weight categories to report prices, with the rest not available due to lack of sufficient data. The price of 700-800 […]
CWA signs two MOUs to grow the brand, collaborate with international peers

CWA signs two MOUs to grow the brand, collaborate with international peers

May 27, 2024 | 2:56pm
Canadian Western Agribition signed a pair of agreements with their Mexican and Australian counterparts to encourage more international trade, collaboration, and, from Agribition’s point-of-view, promote Canadian cattle genetics. The Memorandum of Understanding with Congreso de las Estrellas was signed on March 23 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Kindopp says will it focus on how to grow Congreso […]