Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan

President:
Alan Jackson
JGL Livestock
alanjackson@jglcattle.com

Vice President:
Tyler Cronkhite
Cowtown Livestock Exchange
cowtown.ls@sasktel.net

Past President:
Stewart Stone
Heartland Livestock Sales
stewart.stone@hls.ca

Directors:

Blair Brooks
Meadow Lake Stockyards Ltd.
mlstockyards@sasktel.net

Scott Johnstone
Johnstone Auction Mart Ltd. scott@johnstoneauction.ca    

Rhett Parks
Whitewood Livestock Sales
rhettparks@hotmail.com

Roy Rutledge
Weyburn Livestock Auction
sdeg@weyburnlivestock.com

Pat Tellier
Saskatoon Livestock Sales Ltd.
ptellier@nbinc.com

John Williamson
Mankota Stockmen’s Weigh Co. Ltd.
mankotastockmens@sasktel.net

Executive Director:
Adele Buettner
AgriBiz Communications Corp.
office@agribiz.ca


Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan
"Promoting competitive bidding in the marketing of livestock"


The Board of Directors and members of the Livestock Marketers Association of Saskatchewan remain committed to our goal of promoting competitive bidding in the marketing of livestock. This is achieved through collaborative relations with industry partners; educational projects for our members; adherence to sound business practices and responsible animal welfare at members’ auction markets, among other initiatives.  

We share in the responsibility of ensuring the free marketing of livestock runs smoothly, transparently and efficiently.

We have weathered the cycles of cattle markets and expanded and improved our operations to meet the regulatory advancements and safety standards required of a responsible industry.

Our members operate the physical facilities, as well as the selling, buying, and logistical components of the open market system for cattle sales in Saskatchewan.

Founded on September 16, 1972 as the Saskatchewan Livestock Markets Association, and later incorporated as the Saskatchewan Livestock Marketers and Order Buyers Association on January 20, 1989, our members have served the livestock industry with dedication.

On May 7, 2009, at our Semi-Annual Meeting held in Saskatoon, members agreed to change our name to the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan – LMS.

Issues
The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan is actively involved in addressing issues affecting members of our industry, such as Traceability, Brand Inspection, Dealer Licencing/Bonding, Labour Training, Worker Safety Protocol, Animal Handling/Welfare Protocols and CFIA Requirements.

Connections
We interface with producers, buyers, truckers, veterinarians, brand inspectors, insurance brokers, and other regulatory officials of provincial and federal governments. We are represented on the Board of the Livestock Marketers Association of Canada, and actively collaborate with many other industry associations and efforts. The Hartford

Sponsorship
The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan thank The Hartford for its valuable, ongoing support, which benefits the provincial cattle industry.

 

Aim and Purpose Annual Reports
  • To promote, foster and advance the auction method of competitive marketing in the livestock industry.
  • To otherwise promote, foster and advance open and fair competition in the marketing of livestock.
  • To secure uniformity in customs and grade practices in the marketing of livestock.
  • To safeguard and improve the operations of persons engaged in the marketing of livestock in the best interests of producers, buyers and sellers of livestock.
  • To prepare and distribute educational, statistical and economic information pertaining to the livestock industry and livestock marketing.
  • To formulate and recommend plans and measures to protect and promote the welfare of the livestock industry.
  • To advocate the enactment of appropriate laws, whether statute or regulation, affecting the marketing of livestock and the livestock industry, and to make representation therefore to any federal, provincial, municipal or other regulatory authority.
  • To aid in improving measures to assure financial protection for producers, brokers, dealers, buyers and sellers of livestock.
  • To develop safe handling practices that ensure both animals and market staff are treated under the best possible safety standards.

Code of Marketing Standards and Principles

  • Maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all transactions.
  • Strive for the complete satisfaction of our customers.
  • Provide true and accurate weights.
  • Accurately describe and represent all animals.
  • Maintain a sound financial basis by assuring that full payment is made to sellers and received from buyers, in accordance with the terms of the transaction.
  • Provide adequate, humane and serviceable facilities.
  • Maintain the highest standards of livestock health and disease prevention.
  • Comply with federal and provincial livestock marketing laws.
  • Uphold the principle of complete freedom of choice for buyers and sellers in selecting the manner, method and means of buying and selling livestock.
  • Promote the principle of free and open competition throughout the livestock marketing industry.
  • Support all aspects of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada's Good Handling Program.
  • Promote open and fair competition through true price discovery achieved in the auction market system.

 

Annual Reports  
2016
2014 Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan Annual Report
  
2015
2013 Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan Annual Report
 
2014
2014 Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan Annual Report
  
2013
2013 Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan Annual Report
2012
2012 Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan Annual Report
2011
Livestock Marketers
2010
  
2009

 

 
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