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Saskatchewan Stock Growers remains focused on conservation

Associations: News Roundup from the August 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The importance of conserving habitat for species at risk on native grasslands was one of many topics discussed at the 105th Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association annual general meeting and convention. The event, held in Swift Current, kicked off with an announcement from outgoing SSGA president Shane Jahnke on the creation of the association’s new grass […] Read more

SODCAP provides an annual payment if the habitat targets for specific species are met.

Ranchers rewarded for preserving species at risk on native range

Sask. producers find balance between beef production and nature

Beef producers in southwestern Sask­atchewan are being rewarded for ensuring that species at risk have a home on native pastures. Tom Harrison is a rancher and executive director of the South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. (SODCAP), an organization founded in 2014 to create and maintain habitat for species at risk on native […] Read more


Haywood-Farmer acclaimed CCA president

NewsMakers from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the March annual meeting of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Ottawa David Haywood-Farmer of British Columbia was acclaimed president replacing Dan Darling from Ontario. Nanton, Alta.       Cow-calf and feedlot operator Bob Lowe was elected vice-president of the national cattle organization, and next in line for the top job. Lowe served as […] Read more

Garner and Lori Deobald.

Three families added to Saskatchewan honour roll

Associations: News Roundup from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Livestock Association presented Honour Scrolls to three families that have made an outstanding contribution to the livestock industry during the provincial beef industry conference in late January. The Honour Roll dates back to 1927 and the three new recipients are the late Dale Blair and Janet Blair of Drake; Garner and Lori Deobald […] Read more


Saskatchewan Stock Growers sets revenue record

Associations: News Roundup from the August 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is well-known for its commitment to conserving grassland habitat for species at risk. Now it’s assisting people at risk with a Beef Drive that raised donations of animals yielding approximately 8,525 pounds of ground beef for delivery to Saskatchewan food banks since last fall, at a retail value of more […] Read more

Species at risk adds new emphasis to managing grasslands

Species at risk adds new emphasis to managing grasslands

New project looks at satellite mapping Canada’s range and forage lands

The management of species at risk on pasture, rangelands and wild lands is an issue of considerable interest to most cattle producers. As a result it was highlighted at a workshop jointly sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada during the International Rangeland Congress in Saskatoon last summer. Several provincial environmental farm plans and producer-run […] Read more


Matt Morgan, former member of the Montana Border Patrol, shown with Miss K. M. Aylott who for 31 years has been Secretary of the Association. Matt presented a shaped prehistoric rock as a gavel.

History: Saskatchewan Stock Growers Holds 38th Convention

Reprinted from the July 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Holds 38th Convention By George B. Murphy, Swift Current, Sask. ‘The old Cow Town of Maple Creek, Sask., extended a truly western welcome to 160 stock growers from all parts of Saskatchewan, and some from Alberta, when the 38th annual convention of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association was held there recently. The […] Read more

Bob and Janet Jackson, BoJan Enterprises, Sylvania, Sask., have spent 40-plus years contributing to the promotion of the Charolais breed in Canada. He is currently the field man for the Saskatchewan Charolais Association and has been a director and president of the association as well as a director and executive member of the Canadian Charolais Association. Bob has served on several Agribition committees as a director and as barn boss for 10 years, while Janet managed the Charolais General Store. He spent 18 years on Farm Credit’s appeal board, 15 years on the Sylvania school board, and 30 years as councillor for the RM of Tisdale, 10 of those as reeve, while Janet completed a 23-year career in nursing.

PHOTOS: Three families honoured by Saskatchewan Livestock Association

Associations: News Roundup from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The current Saskatchewan Livestock Association representing all the cattle, horse, sheep and swine breeders in the province was formed in 1975 to replace the Saskatchewan Livestock Board, but the honour rolls it presents to farm families who have made outstanding contributions to the livestock industry, their communities and the province date back to the first […] Read more


Ben Fox is the new president of the Manitoba Beef Producers.

Manitoba Beef Producers elects a new president

Newsmakers from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ben Fox of Dauphin is the new president of the Manitoba Beef Producers. Joining him on the executive are first vice-president Ramona Blyth from MacGregor, second vice-president Tom Teichroeb of Langruth and treasurer Peter Penner from Winkler. Dianne Riding of Lake Francis replaces Fox as board secretary.     Ryan Beierbach of Whitewood returns as […] Read more

Turner Ranch of Pritchard, B.C. was officially named a Century Farm in December.

B.C. ranch officially named a Century Farm

Newsmakers from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Nanton rancher/feeder Bob Lowe was re-elected to a second term as chair of the Alberta Beef Producers at the association’s annual meeting in Calgary last month. Rejoining him on the executive is vice-chair Roland Cailliau of Valleyview. New to executive is finance chair Kelly Smith-Fraser of Red Deer County. Mayerthorpe, Alta. rancher Tom Thompson of […] Read more