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Stock Growers 106th convention in Moose Jaw

The conference will be held June 9-11
mac the moose spring 2019
Mac the Moose (file photo)

Environment, animal welfare, and market outlooks form the basis of the 106th annual Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) conference in Moose Jaw scheduled for June 9-11.

Back in Moose Jaw for the first time since celebrating the 100th anniversary of founding in Moose Jaw, this meet will be at the exhibition grounds.

One highlight of the conference is the president’s banquet awarding of the environmental stewardship award and scholarship award.

The conference starts June 9 with a discussion by Abe Van Mulle, technical manager of Canada Beef, on product innovation on under-utilized beef cuts.

The next morning sessions start with greetings from SSGA president Bill Huber and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Dave Marit. 

Two presentations from the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment discuss the province’s resilience framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the offset program to offer tradable carbon credits to agricultural producers. 

Animal welfare, beef’s role in the Canada Food Guide, endangered habitat protection, and the market outlook conclude the day. 

Following the annual meeting June 11, the conference hears about plans to tap Saskatchewan’s irrigation potential and gets an update from the Saskatchewan Lands Branch, which is in the process of selling crown pastureland to producers.

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