Saturday, August 08, 2020

Saskatchewan Pasture Tour Resources

Presentations and resources from this year's Saskatchewan Pasture Tour are now available! Whether you attended and want to review the materials or you missed the tour and want to check out the excellent presentations and reference materials, you'll find what you're looking for posted below. Click the links to open the documents or to navigate to pages with further information.
Pasture rejuvenation presentation (Nadia Mori, Saskatchewan Agriculture Forage Specialist)  
Pasture rejuvenation handout  
Non-Bloat Legumes

Pasture Tour producer presentations:
Terry and Loretta Young of Earl Grey, SK
Heath and Maryse Tallentire of Earl Grey, SK

Grazing Management Principles (Dustin Ostrander, AAFC-STB Range Management Specialist)
Range Health Assessment
Reference materials can be found at: and look for: Saskatchewan Rangeland Ecosystems: Ecosite guide for your soil type, Native Grassland Worksheet (veg status), Native Grassland worksheet (hydrolgic function)
Presentation by Rachel Turnquist, Saskatchewan Agriculture 
The Saskatchewan Hay Harvest Challenge
The Forage Crop and Nutrient Calculator
Corn Grazing Handout (Greg Penner, Animal and Poultry Science, U of S)
Presentation links for Colleen Fennig's presentation (Wascana-Upper Qu'Appelle AEGP)
Environmental Farm Plan
After completing the Environmental Farm Plan, producers can apply for funding through the Farm Stewardship Program
Farm Stewardship Program
Farm Stewardship BMP's and funding available
Additional presentations will be posted when available.
Posted September 19, 2015

CleanFARMS Saskatchewan Obsolete Collection

Farmers can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and equine/livestock medications from October 5 – 9, 2015 at designated collection sites in northern Saskatchewan (north of Davidson).
What Products will be accepted?

    Obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label)
    Equine/livestock medications that are used by primary producers in the rearing of animals in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, Ser. number or Pest Control Product number on the label)

If you are unsure whether your product fits the scope of this collection, please call us at 1-877-622-4460 ext. 2223
To see the collection dates and locations or to view the poster, click here.
Posted September 7, 2015  

2015 Saskatchewan Forage Industry Innovation Award

The Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) is pleased to announce presentation of the 2015 Forage Industry Innovation Award to Janice Bruynooghe at the Council’s Annual Meeting held June 23, 2015 near Lanigan, SK. This award recognizes exemplary innovation, leadership, service and stewardship in Saskatchewan’s forage industry. 

Janice Bruynooghe cropWith 20 years experience in the forage and livestock industry, Janice has focused on creating working relationships and a partnership approach for all forage sector stakeholders.  Her efforts with the Saskatchewan Forage Council have led to an average 15:1 return on investment for industry levy dollars which has resulted in numerous research and industry advancement projects.

The Saskatchewan Forage Council extends their sincere congratulations to Janice Bruynooghe on receiving the 2015 Forage Industry Innovation Award. In honour of Janice, the SFC will make a contribution in her name to the Alicia Hargrave Memorial Bursary, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan.

To read the full press release, click here.

Posted August 4, 2015

Drought Affected Ranchers Would Benefit from Tax Deferral

Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association, June 21, 2015

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) President, Doug Gillespie, today asked the federal government to take the steps required to allow drought stricken ranchers to defer taxes on livestock they have been forced to sell due to dry conditions.

In announcing the request Gillespie said, “Livestock producers in several areas across Saskatchewan are reporting hay yields that are from 50%-70% below normal as well as poor growth on pastures. As a result, many producers could be forced to sell portions of their breeding herds.”

Gillespie added, “While recent rains will improve pasture conditions in some areas, it is too late for many hay crops as well as any producers forced to sell due to poor pasture growth earlier in the season.”

“We have had reports from producers indicating that hay is in short supply across the province with prices running at record high levels,” said Gillespie, “We expect many producers will find it difficult to find the feed required to carry their cowherds through the winter, depending on whether some drought damaged grain crops can be salvaged for forage to be used in cattle feed.”

The SSGA’s tax deferral request is aimed at a federal policy provision whereby the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance can designate certain areas as significantly impacted by drought. This in turn allows producers in these areas to defer a portion of the tax due on breeding animals sold due to drought until the following year. This provision helps producers retain some of the cash required to rebuild their herds when drought conditions abate.

To view the full article, click here.

Posted July 27, 2015 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)