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    

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"


Announcing the recipients of the Beef is Your Future Bursary

Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan    Sasktchewan Cattlemen's Association

July 11, 2017

Beef is Your Future(SASKATOON, SK) The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan (LMS) and Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) teamed up to offer a bursary to young people interested in pursuing a career in the beef industry. Two awards of $1,500 each were offered to Saskatchewan high school students entering an agriculture program at a Canadian institution in 2017. The recipients were selected based on academic standards, leadership in their communities and a demonstrated interest in the cattle sector.

The winners, Dayne Whelan of Grandora, SK and Keisha Senum of Spiritwood, SK, showed a keen interest in the future of the cattle industry and enthusiasm in contributing to the improvement of the beef herd in our province. "The cattle industry needs passionate young men and women to ensure Saskatchewan remains a leader in beef production going forward," says Alan Jackson, President of the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan. "Now more than ever, succession planning is impacting our industry and we need to encourage the next generation to think of beef as their future."

The Beef is Your Future Bursary is a component of a yearlong project between LMS and SCA to promote careers in the cattle sector to interested university and high school students in the province. Some activities included information sessions and a scholarship at the University of Saskatchewan, a lecture series in the College of Agriculture and the development of a career profile website, beefcareers.ca. For more information on the activities related to this project, see the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan's Annual Report at livestockmarketers.ca.

For more information, contact:
Adele Buettner
Executive Director
Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan
1 (306) 933-4404
office@agribiz.ca

Ryder Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association
1 (306) 585-2333
info@saskbeef.com

Backgrounder:

The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan (LMS) promotes competitive bidding in the marketing of livestock by establishing collaborative relations with industry partners, developing educational activities for members and adhering to sound business practices and responsible animal welfare at members' auction markets. Over 90 percent of the cattle marketed in Saskatchewan are sold through members of the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association's (SCA) mandate is to promote the well-being of all production sectors of the Saskatchewan beef cattle industry through effective representation from all regions of the province.

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