Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association

Pilot project being created to look at ways to improve AgriStability

Pilot project being created to look at ways to improve AgriStability

Feb 16, 2024 | 4:23pm
A call to Alberta producers is being made to participate in a pilot program this year. Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC), an Alberta Government Crown Corporation, is looking for cow-calf producers or those with diverse operations for the project, which will look at how to fully capture input costs under the AgriStability program.  This follows a […]
Resolution to increase beef checkoff passed at SCA AGM

Resolution to increase beef checkoff passed at SCA AGM

Jan 26, 2024 | 7:13pm
A resolution to increase the provincial portion of the beef checkoff was passed on Wednesday at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) annual general meeting in Regina. The resolution called for a $1.50 per head increase in the checkoff starting April 1st, 2025.  The new total would be $3.50 with the money used to fund research, […]
Farm groups disappointed in amendment to Bill C-234

Farm groups disappointed in amendment to Bill C-234

Dec 7, 2023 | 5:39pm
Extreme disappointment is the reaction around the agriculture community, as Bill C-234 was amended to remove the carbon tax exemption for natural gas and propane used to heat & cool barns and other farm buildings. It was a tight vote among Senators – 40 to 39 in favour of the amendment – and once it […]
Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Oct 23, 2023 | 11:31am
The President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association says a few things from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement surprised him. The federal government announced a $77-million investment into Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program to help producers financially impacted by drought this season. Grant McLellan says he hoped the announcement came around the same time as the province’s in August, […]
Farm groups welcome provincial drought support for livestock producers

Farm groups welcome provincial drought support for livestock producers

Aug 23, 2023 | 4:20pm
Reaction to the provincial government’s announcement of financial support for livestock producers through AgriRecovery has been positive. The President of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association Garner Deobald, and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan, both welcomed the announcement. Both Deobald and McLellan said they appreciate the timeliness of supports made available, and expect […]
SCA delivers letter to Provincial Ag Minister, details program feedback from producers

SCA delivers letter to Provincial Ag Minister, details program feedback from producers

Aug 18, 2023 | 5:22pm
It’s written, signed, and delivered to Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit. The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association sent a letter to Minister Marit, which has feedback on various support programs and general comments from producers. The feedback was complied during 5 townhall meetings in Perdue, Kindersley, Cabri, Cadillac, and Central Butte. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant […]
“Time is Money”: NDP Ag Critic Trent Wotherspoon calls for province and feds to deliver supports for producers facing drought

“Time is Money”: NDP Ag Critic Trent Wotherspoon calls for province and feds to deliver supports for producers facing drought

Aug 16, 2023 | 7:13pm
The Saskatchewan NDP is joining the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA), Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA), and producers in a call for the provincial and federal governments to get supports to the livestock sector as quick as possible. NDP Agriculture Critic Trent Wotherspoon says he’s had conversations with producers in the southwest and west-central regions of […]
Another meeting, same high engagement level at SCA townhall in Central Butte

Another meeting, same high engagement level at SCA townhall in Central Butte

Aug 11, 2023 | 4:02pm
Central Butte area producers met with delegates from Sask. Crop Insurance, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, and others at a townhall meeting on Wednesday. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says about 60 producers attended, and it was another engaging meeting about drought conditions and feedback on available support programs. Representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of […]
SCA hosting fifth townhall meeting in Central Butte this afternoon

SCA hosting fifth townhall meeting in Central Butte this afternoon

Aug 9, 2023 | 11:32am
Central Butte is the site of today’s (Wed) townhall meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. It’s the 5th meeting over the last few weeks, taking in producer’s thoughts on the drought conditions and what can be done to provide immediate and long-term relief for them. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan has been […]
Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Aug 4, 2023 | 4:51pm
The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has been busy this summer working on the drought issue. Ray Orb has been touring areas affected by dry conditions, talking with Rural Municipality officials and attending townhall meetings hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA). The conditions have been forcing R.M.’s to declare agricultural […]