Looking for some great events to attend this summer? Check these out:
SFSDC Forage Seed Summer Research Tour and BBQ. This tour and BBQ will be held at the AAFC Research Farm near Melfort. Tour plots of alfalfa, bromegrass, crested wheatgrass, Festulolium, timothy, cicer milkvetch, and sainfoin. See trials including alternate row/companion crop planting, herbicide tolerance on red, alsike, sweet clover and slender wheatgrass, plant growth regulators and much more! Learn more here.
Saskatchewan Pasture Tour. Held in the Foam Lake, SK area, this tour will highlight impact of intensive grazing, solar water systems, annual crop winter grazing, diverse cover crops, plant ID, establishing grass on alfalfa, controlling intensive weeds with grazing and more. A full day of learning and interacting with others in the forage and livestock industries! View the event registration and poster here.
SFC AGM and Diverse Cover Crop Field Day. Don't miss this event, to be held near Mervin, SK. This day focuses on integrating diverse cover crops with livestock and topics include research on diverse cover crops, winter feeding options and cow nutrition, tour of diverse cover crop site and more. The day will wind up with the Saskatchewan Forage Council's AGM. Registration deadline is August 9th so register now! Learn more here.
Posted July 24, 2017
May 26, 2017 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and other stakeholder groups to build the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) near Saskatoon with the support of a $4.47 million investment from the Government of Canada.
David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today at the University of Saskatchewan.
The LFCE will consist of two new facilities on U of S land designed to address forage, cow-calf, beef cattle, and environmental research. Once complete in 2018, the LFCE will benefit industry and all Canadians through improvements to beef quality, food safety, productivity, and environmental sustainability.
Posted May 31, 2017