USask livestock research centre receives $100,000 investment
December 2, 2019 by Manure Manager
Canadian Western Agribition (CWA), which hosts an annual livestock show, announced a contribution of $100,000 over the next decade to the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).
The funding partnership will have CWA sponsor the annual field day for producers at the new research facility in Clavet, SK, as well as contribute to the capital campaign.
“It’s important that CWA contributes to the industry [in Saskatchewan and Canada] and ensures producers here are benefiting from the best research and science being done anywhere in the world,” said CWA president Chris Lees in a released statement.
The LFCE is a research facility located southeast of Saskatoon. Opened in 2018, it is the largest and most comprehensive centre of its kind in Canada, and a partnership between USask, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, and the Canadian and Saskatchewan forage and livestock sectors.
Kris Ringwall, director of the LFCE, says the financial contribution will help the Centre continue to partner with livestock and forage industries, and continue to discover “new ideas and production methods that will ensure the profitability and sustainability of the livestock and forage sectors.”
The LFCE includes a 1,500-head feedlot, a forage-cow calf facility, a livestock research unit, a production cow herd with more than 400 breeding animals, and 39 quarters of land. It also features a true-to-life environment for raising livestock on the Canadian Prairies.