I hope you had a long and restful summer and will find time in your busy schedule to sit down and enjoy the second  issue of the Fall Run , the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan's September newsletter. 

We are happy to announce that LMS has entered into a partnership with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) to promote their organization as part of our joint efforts to improve the future of the livestock industry in this province.  

Thank you to our membership for participating in this project. Look for SCA's signs in auction facilities across the province this fall. 

Additionally, we would like to welcome our new Associate Members:
Canadian Cattle Buyers Credit
JGL Commodities
Roberge Transport
SKL Slash Trucking
Stochmanski Livestock Hauling

If you or someone you know would be interested in a $500 Associate Membership to show your support for the free market system of livestock in our province, please fill out a registration form and submit it to our office.
 
We hope you enjoy a smooth and profitable fall run.

Best regards,

Adele Buettner
Executive Director, Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan
September 28, 2017
In This Issue
Resources
Livestock Handling Practices for Marketing Centre Staff
Manual & DVD
$79.99 
(+ GST & Shipping)
This educational package provides an overview for new employees, especially those unfamiliar with handling cattle in an auction market or assembly yard setting, and serves as a refresher for experienced workers.

To Order:
1 (306) 933-4404
LMS New
Livestock Marketing: A Long History
As part of our activities in support of Canada's 150th birthday, LMS created the following video to capture how far our industry has come. 
Livestock Marketing: A Long History
Livestock Marketing: A Long History

Thank you to all who contributed pictures and video for this project: Heartland Livestock Services, Mankota Stockmen's Weigh Co, Livestock Media+
Annual General Meeting
The LMS annual general meeting will be held during the  Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre,
January 24 - 25, 2018.
More details on date and time to follow.
SCA District Meetings
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association's district meetings will take place from October 23 - November 1 across the province. 
Agenda:
5:00 PM - "What are Your Cattle Worth?" Workshop
6:00 PM - Dinner, courtesy of SCA
7:00 PM - District Meeting & Guest Speakers
Click Here  for details on the meeting in your district.
T.R.A.C.E Compliance for Intermediate Sites
The Livestock Identification and Traceability Program's  Requirements for Intermediate Sites resource provides an overview of federal livestock identification and traceability requirements and can be found  HERE .
For additional informaion, please visit the CFIA website:
The Catalogue
LMS Continues to work with the University of Saskatchewan
Continuing to build awareness of careers in the livestock marketing sector with students at the University of Saskatchewan is a key  activity LMS is excited to continue this year. By building on the Lecture Series we have delivered over the past three years to classes in the College of Agriculture & Bioresources, we hope to create awareness of job opportunities in the cattle industry. Through encouraging educated young men and women to consider livestock marketing streams as a challenging and fulfilling career path, we hope to increase the sustainability of this industry. 
Joe Jackson lectures to students in the Grain & Livestock Marketing class.

With the help of our volunteer lecturers, students in the Principles of Selling, Grain & Livestock Marketing, Intensive Beef Management and Agriculture Marketing Systems courses have had the opportunity to learn about the skills and requirements to succeed in this industry. 

LMS will also be hosting the Careers in the Cattle Sector Information Session again in January. This event provides students the opportunity to hear from a panel of industry representatives about their experiences, educational backgrounds and job opportunities. This session was very popular last year and attended by almost 90 students. If you or your business would like to participate, please contact our office, 306-933-4404.

For more information on our activities at the University of Saskatchewan, check out our
2016 Annual Report.
New Management in the Stockyards at Lloydminster and Prince Albert
Congratulations to Northern Livestock Services (NLS) who are now operating the former Heartland Livestock Services facilities in Prince Albert and Lloydminster under the name Northern Livestock Services. 
 
While c ontinuing with upgrades of their Meadow Lake facility, NLS and their experienced and committed staff will ensure sales continue to run smoothly.  
JGL Livestock Opens Facility in Moose Jaw, SK
Photo Credit: DiscoverMooseJaw.com
After outgrowing their building on Home Street, JGL Livestock moves to a brand new facility just 10 KM West of Moose Jaw, SK. The spacious new building includes office space to accommodate all JGL's divisions, a cattle trading area, commodity trading section, meeting and staff rooms and a 24 hour truckers lounge with all the comforts of home.  The accompanying assembly yard includes state of the art equipment and has been open since this spring, providing penning, hay and water space for up to 5000 head. 

Congratulations to Bill Jameson, Robin Gilroy and the team at JGL for their success and their continued support of the Canadian cattle industry.  

For more information, visit  www.jglcattle.com www.jglgrain.com,   www.hawksagro.com  or call their office at 306-692-4911.
Congrats to LMS Members who cleaned up at the 2017 LMAC Convention
Gene Parks (left) and Rhett Parks (right) of Whitewood Livestock Sales present Ken McDonald of the Weyburn Livestock Exchange with the Most Congenial Auctioneer Award. Photo Credit: LMAC
Congratulations to all the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan members who participated in the 2017 LMAC Annual Convention & Auctioneering Championships. 
  • Canadian Angus Association's Stock Yard of the Year - Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current 
  • Most Congenial Auctioneer - Ken McDonald, of Weyburn Livestock Exchange (pictured right). 
  • 2017 Auctioneering ChampionDarren Rebalken, of Meadow Lake Stockyards, 
  • Auctioneering Championship 5th Place - Donnie Peacock of Heartland Livestock, Swift Current 
LMS would also like to congratulate Tyler Cronkhite, of Cowtown Livestock Exchange, for taking first place at the Man/Sask Auctioneer Competition in Gladstone, MB this April to qualify for the LMAC Championship. 
October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan!
Join the celebration and #OurFoodHasAStory on Facebook,
Instagram or Twitter this month to enter to win great prizes. More details at OurFoodHasAStory.ca

We all need to talk about the values we share as Saskatchewan people. Good Saskatchewan grown food is one of them and it's a story worth sharing and celebrating.
If you are interested in submitting a sponsored article for the January 2018 Newsletter, please contact the LMS office at office@agribiz.ca or 306-933-4404