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Grassland wildfire

SSGA launches wildfire relief fund to help Biggar-area ranchers

Loss of grass and fencing added to already difficult conditions

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has launched a relief fund to help Biggar-area ranchers affected by last week’s wildfire. “We’re collecting whatever people can offer,” said SSGA President Bill Huber. “Losing 22,000 acres of grass is a devastating setback. Cattle will have to be fed, which means ranchers will need feed and transportation. And maybe […] Read more

Justin Grier (l) and Jordan Grier (r) with their grandpa, Dean Miller, at Chilco Ranch, Hanceville, B.C.

BI helps get cattle out of the fire zone

Community: News Roundup from the October 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has purchased a portable cattle handling system to help ranchers affected by the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia’s interior. The equipment includes a tub and chute on wheels and freestanding range panels, six feet high and 24 feet long, heavy enough to handle range cattle, says Maury Grant, Boehringer Ingelheim’s rep […] Read more