Here is an update on some recent LMS initiatives.
LMS Update: Sponsorship, Activities, Events
November 2016 
If you are interested in sponsoring an article or ad in the upcoming January Newsletter, please contact us.
LMS Newsletter Sponsorship Packages: Winter Rations
Following up on the success of the Fall Run, the next LMS newsletter, Winter Rations, is coming in January 2017. 
LMS newsletters reach people across the four western Canadian provinces and encompass producer groups, breed associations, media, animal health & nutrition companies, students/academia and our members.  There are two sponsorship packages available for the upcoming January newsletter, Winter Rations:
Sponsored Article
Max 500 word article about your businesses product, service, event, or program.
1 image and 1 logo placement
Link to organization website. 
$400.00
Sponsored Ad
1 Logo/Image/Infographic
Link to organization website
$200.00
*Discounted rates available for LMS Members

If you are interested in purchasing an ad or article spot, please contact Serra at 306-933-4404 or office@agribiz.ca
LMS Activities
College of Agriculture & Bioresources Career Fair
November 2, 2016
LMS and SCA shared a booth at the 2016 College of Ag Bio Career Fair to promote careers in the cattle sector. We developed a new display and handout resources to educate interested students on important career opportunities in Saskatchewan's beef industry. 

A big thank you to Rhett Parks of Whitewood Livestock Sales who volunteered his time to man the booth and interact with the students.

Rhett was kept busy as it was a very well attended Career Fair. He had the opportunity to speak to around 160 students through the course of the day. 
 
"This was a really worthwhile event. A number of the students I talked to have an interest in the cattle industry but were not totally aware of all of the career opportunities we have in our industry," states Parks.
Saskatoon Livestock Sales Field Trip
October 14, 2016
The field trip was a great success and we want to thank Mike Fleury and the staff at Saskatoon Livestock Sales for accommodating our group. We also want to thank Alan Jackson who took time out of his schedule to talk to the students about order buying.

The group consisted of 20 undergrad and graduate students from the College of Agriculture & Bioresources who expressed an interest in seeing how auction markets are managed and how a cattle sale is run. Over half of the participants had never been to a livestock auction before and found it very informative. Many were interested in learning about prospective job opportunities in the cattle industry. 

 www.BeefCareers.ca 
The website BeefCareers.ca has been updated but will remain on the current platform for the time being. 

This website is a key resource used in the joint Student Outreach Project with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association to promote careers in the cattle sector to students and interested job seekers. 
Events & Resources
Canadian Western Agribition
NOVEMBER 21 - 26, 2016 - EVRAZ PLACE, REGINA, SASK.

Canadian Western Agribition is the largest livestock show in Canada. Anchored by beef cattle it also features horses, bison, sheep, goats, and an extensive agribusiness trade show.  For more details and a complete schedule, visit agribition.com

Recruitment & Retention HR Workshop at AgEx 2016
Presented by the Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association 
NOVEMBER 22, 2016 -  SHERATON CAVALIER HOTEL,  CALGARY, ALBERTA. 

For more information on AgEx and to register,  Click Here.
Having a difficult time finding and keeping employees?

As part of the Agricultural Excellence Conference presented by FMC in Calgary November 22 - 24, this practical, hands-on workshop is a valuable learning opportunity for producers and business owners alike. 

For more information and to register,  Click Here

Farm & Food Care Annual Farms at the Table Conference
DECEMBER 14 - 15, SASKATOON INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE
Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan is a member of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan. 

The Farms at the Table Conference is the only one of its kind that brings together representatives from all facets of the agriculture industry across all commodity groups.
If you are interested in attending, you can find the full agenda and a link to register HERE.


Career Focus Program 
Looking to hire recent university graduates? The Career Focus Program helps employers who are interested in hiring an intern and developing their skills through mentoring and coaching. 
For more information contact: 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Career Focus Program
301-2010 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
Toll Free Number: 1-866-452-5558
If you would like further information on any of the above activities, or to submit an ad or article for the January Newsletter: Winter Rations, please contact our office.

Sincerely,

Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan