Members of the livestock marketing industry have collaborated within organizations since 1972 and we invite you to look back at activities since they began working together under the name Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan in 2009 by clicking on the image below.
In the Community
The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan (LMS) has undertaken a number of projects over the past decade with the goal of educating our members, promoting the safe handling of livestock and encouraging interest careers in the livestock sector. LMS: Reflecting on the Last 12 Years gives an overview of these activities. In addition to our projects and member-outreach initiatives we work to build relationships with others in the provincial livestock industry, monitor legislative issues and maintain regular communication with representatives of the government, academia and industry. We work to improve the climate of business for our members and have hosted numerous workshops to help accomplish this.
LMS developed a training manual, Livestock Handling Practices for Marketing Center Staff, and corresponding DVD which is thought to be the only one of its kind in Canada. These tools are used to educate livestock handlers on appropriate animal handling techniques in an auction market setting, enhancing both animal and handler safety.
Over the years, LMS has developed a strong relationship with the U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources and,over the years, LMS members have provided lectures and invited faculty members to visit auction markets. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2021, Past President, Alan Jackson, recorded a videolecture on the principles of buying and selling cattle for the U of S students. It is noteworthy that the organization could adapt to continue to provide this much-appreciated support. The video is posted on YouTube and has had over 300 views.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXgbC66s1E&t=38s
The Careers in the Cattle Sector project was developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association and spanned three years and multiple events. Check out the gallery below for more information on these activities.
Check out our latest newsletters:
2021: December Member Update
2020: November, Fall Run
2020: April, Member Update
2019: October, Fall Run
2019: April, Member Update
2018: February, Winter Rations
PARTNERSHIPS & SUPPORT
University of Saskatchewan
College of Agriculture & Bioresources
LMS is proud to support the U Sask College of Agriculture & Bioresources through guest lectures regarding the principles of selling in the Grain and Livestock Marketing class.
Livestock Services of Saskatchewan
Livestock Services of Saskatchewan facilitates secure commerce for the livestock industry through inspection and identification services, transaction assurance and integrity management. LMS sits on the board of LSS.