livestock

Sask. government freezes crown land grazing rates for 2024

Sask. government freezes crown land grazing rates for 2024

Jan 23, 2024 | 1:22pm
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced a freeze on the 2024 Crown land grazing rates, maintaining them at 2022 levels. This decision responds to the agricultural industry’s challenges from several years of persistent dry conditions. Producers facing the need to reduce stocking rates on leased Crown land due to drought will again be eligible for […]
The “Bulls” make their appearance at Agribition

The “Bulls” make their appearance at Agribition

Nov 21, 2023 | 8:25am
Day two of Agribition features the premiere of new entertainment at the massive show. Bull Fighters Only (BFO)is a freestyle bullfighting event. This unprecedented event represents the ultimate man vs. bull showdown, featuring top contenders in the sport. Organizers promise, no bulls will be harmed in this event.  Agribition describes the show as an event […]
Sask. Cattle prices in the red this past week: Cattle Market Update

Sask. Cattle prices in the red this past week: Cattle Market Update

Oct 31, 2023 | 4:04pm
Prices for all feeder steer and heifer weight categories are down, according to the latest cattle market update from Canfax. For the week ending October 27, Canfax reported feeder steer prices ranged from $493.82 per hundred weight (per cwt) in the 300-400lb weight category down to $295.50 per cwt in the 900+lb category. Feeder heifer prices ranged […]
Confirmed case of anthrax found in R.M. of Cote: Ministry of Agriculture

Confirmed case of anthrax found in R.M. of Cote: Ministry of Agriculture

Sep 26, 2023 | 5:35pm
Saskatchewan producers are reminded to be vigilant for anthrax, after one confirmed case was recorded in the R.M. of Cote #271. Saskatchewan Agriculture says it was the cause of death in one cow and suspected in two additional deaths in the same herd. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria, called Bacillus anthracis, that can survive in […]
Farm group wants more government assistance for livestock producers facing extreme drought

Farm group wants more government assistance for livestock producers facing extreme drought

Jul 14, 2023 | 4:45pm
The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is calling on the federal and provincial governments to take additional action to assist livestock producers facing extreme drought conditions across the province. Stock growers President Garner Deobald farms near Hodgeville, between Swift Current and Moose Jaw. He says since early June, the drought has continued to expand in size […]
Prairie Diagnostic Services receiving federal-provincial funding to continue work in livestock & poultry sectors

Prairie Diagnostic Services receiving federal-provincial funding to continue work in livestock & poultry sectors

Jun 15, 2023 | 3:01pm
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to diagnostic services for animals is getting a funding boost from the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments. $18-million will support Prairie Diagnostic Services over the next 5 years, at $3.6-million per year, under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). Agriculture Minister David Marit says it’s an increase of $400-thousand from the […]