Government of Canada Announces $4.47 Million for Cattle Industry in Saskatchewan
“Canada’s farmers, ranchers, and food processors are the foundation of our food sector. The Government of Canada supports the development of the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence to help improve all aspects of beef cattle production and benefit both producers and consumers in Canada.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada
“The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will connect research expertise and producer experience, creating a hub of information and collaboration to benefit all aspects of livestock research, education, and production. Consumers and producers alike will gain advantages due to improved beef quality, food safety, productivity, and environmental sustainability.”
- David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun
“Saskatchewan cattle producers value the applied and discovery research the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence will produce. The SCA is proud to support and drive this kind of investment in the future of the cattle industry. There are still great opportunities for others to join in this endeavour to create a legacy to benefit current and future generations of cattle and livestock producers in the province and across Canada.”
- Ryan Beierbach, Chair, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
“Through the power of partnerships, this unique centre will foster innovative research, training, and outreach to meet the needs of livestock producers and consumers, helping to sustainably produce food for a growing world population. Building on U of S agricultural and veterinary strengths, it will be the only centre of its kind in the world that spans research from “farm to fork”.”
- Karen Chad, Vice President of Research, University of Saskatchewan
The $37.5 million LFCE will unite all areas of livestock and forage research under a single complex of field laboratories and science labs.
Other funding contributions to date include $10 million from the federal and provincial governments through the Growing Forward 2 program, $10 million from the U of S, and $1 million from the Saskatahewan Cattlemen’s Association.
Building on a strong network of partnerships, the LFCE will improve livestock production across Canada and around the globe.
The Innovation and Skills Plan includes $950 million over five years to create innovation superclusters.
Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
CEO, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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