Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) is proud to be “The Voice of Saskatchewan’s Cattle Industry.”
We represent and work for all cattle producers in the province.
Being a strong advocate for the industry with all levels of government, the public and our industry partners is a core focus for our organization when planning our operations for the year.
We are committed to funding a variety of research projects and extension programs to help improve the industry, preserve the environment and help producers adopt the promising practices.
We work to use the as many communication tools as possible to help us connect with consumers and producers to raise awareness about the benefits of beef to a healthy lifestyle, the economy and the environment.
The SCA was successful in working with government to strengthen laws and make improvements to several programs offered through Saskatchewan Crop Insurance. This included making improvements to the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program, raise the amount paid for animals lost to predation, and include fire coverage for forage crops.
SCA advocated for changes to the rules governing livestock income tax deferrals in disaster areas and pushed for new trade agreements to be signed. These are just a few of the ways our “Boots on the Hill” visits to Ottawa help producers. Working with politicians, industry stakeholders and the public to help develop the cattle industry is a top priority for the SCA.
The highlight of the 2018 research year was the opening of the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) at the University of Saskatoon. The SCA has contributed $1 million towards the construction and will continue to fund cutting edge research at the facility.
Each year the association invests more than $500,000 in research projects. The SCA meets with researchers throughout the year, including an event in the spring at the University of Saskatchewan, to discuss the needs and priorities of producers. When funding projects, the board looks for research that will solve producer problems, make the industry more environmentally sustainable and provide economic benefits to the industry and the province.
At SCA, we like to let people know it’s okay to “Make It Beef” and we are continually looking for new ways to reach consumers and producers to promote beef and the cattle industry. This past year we were active in sponsoring dozens of programs and partnerships like Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Ag In the Classroom and Agri-Ed.
We also organized several new events focusing on promoting beef to consumers. Our goal is to help consumers understand where to buy and how to use Canadian beef while answering their questions and concerns about beef.
Recently, we had a great turnout for the annual district meetings. During those meetings we provide valuable information as well as give producers a chance to see what we are doing and provide feedback on what is important to them. This year we focused on letting producers know the opportunities that exist under the new Canadian Agricultural Program.
We also sponsor programs like Verified Beef Production Plus, Saskatchewan Forage Council and work with the provincial livestock specialists to help producers know about the latest in the industry.
For more information, please visit the SCA website at www.saskbeef.com
180, 6815 - 8 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
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