Here is an update on the Student Outreach Project, Livestock Marketing 101, SECC and TRACE.
Member Update
May 2017 
LMS Activities
Student Outreach Program Wrapping Up

The Student Outreach Program was a one year joint project between the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan (LMS) and Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA).

The project was designed to promote careers in the Saskatchewan cattle sector to university students. Its activities included field trips, guest lecturers, information sessions, career fairs, and a new website featuring comprehensive profiles of beef industry careers. (  

More details can be found in the
LMS 2016 Annual Report .
Career Opportunities in Livestock Marketing & Operations
Career Opportunities in Livestock Marketing & Operations

A big thank you to SCA and all our project volunteers who made helped with our events and activities. This was a successful project and we look forward to working with SCA in the future.

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Please help us promote the Beef is Your Future Bursary
Two $1,500 bursaries available to SK students graduating in 2017 and interested in a career in the beef cattle industry.   Application deadline: June 15, 2017

Eligible candidates are enrolled, or planning to enrol, at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year agriculture or veterinary medical program (diploma or certificate) in 2017 with the intent to work in the beef industry upon completion.

Visit for more information and to apply .
Industry Activities
Livestock Marketing 101
Thursday June 15th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Saskatoon SK

Hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, join marketing experts Neil Blue and Jason Wood for this comprehensive marketing workshop that covers terminology, risk management alternatives and ways to improve your marketing plan.

Registration deadline is June 5, 2017. Space is limited.

For agenda and registration information check out
Student Employment & Career Center Memberships Available

Would you like to hire students or recent graduates or raise 
your profile on the University of Saskatchewan
campus?  The Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC) is offering a unique opportunity to become an exclusive member of the SECC.
Membership privileges include:
  • 12 free Featured Job Postings (value = $2400 = 12 x $200). Plus 50% discount on any additional Featured Job Postings. Featured Job Postings are available exclusively to SECC members and career fair sponsors during the month of September
  • Information Session(s) (up to $550 value - catering costs and AV requirements are extra). Exclusive early booking access (May 23 - June 4) for your fall information session space.
  • Complimentary Career Fair booth at any or all of our six career fairs ($800 value for Career Expo booth). Early access to book your career fair booths (May 23 - June 4th).
  • Featured Employer for 1 year ($1200 value).  Your logo and website will be listed as a Featured Employer on the SECC website and website from May until April.
  • Unlimited use of Interview Scheduling (value of $400 per use) Includes access to interview space and assistance with scheduling on-campus interviews and up to two parking passes per day in Lot 1 when interviewing on campus. Also, exclusive early booking access (May 23 - June 4th) for your Interview Rooms  in the fall.
  • Promotion on SECC social media. 
2017-2018 memberships can be purchased through the SECC for $2500, plus GST. Opening day for fall recruitment bookings is approaching quickly; please contact to secure your membership.  Advance purchase is required and this offer is non-refundable.

Or feel free to access any of theses services on an individual basis!
Inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) observed that a significant number of bison, cattle, sheep and pigs received at assembly yards do not bear an indicator approved under the Livestock Identification and Traceability (TRACE) program. We encourage industry associations to remind their members of the traceability requirements.

The CFIA will explore whether the number of inspections and enforcement actions at assembly yards should be increased to address the situation.

For more information contact:

Eric Aubin, M.Sc., Insp.
National Manager, Livestock Identification and Traceability program Policy and Programs Branch Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Government of Canada
Tel.: 613-773-6173
TTY: 613-773-2600
If you are interested in sponsoring an article or ad in the next Newsletter, please contact us.

Student Article
Benefits of Attending the Western Canadian Feedlot Management School, a Students Perspective
Courtney O'Keefe
My name is Courtney O'Keefe and I am in the final year of my master's program at the University of Saskatchewan. My studies are primarily focused on ruminant nutrition and my thesis is titled 'Validating the Stage of Maturity at Harvest for Barley, Oat and Triticale for Swath Grazing.'

I would first of all like to thank the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association for giving me the opportunity to attend the Western Canadian Feedlot Management School (WCFMS) in Moose Jaw, SK from February 7-9, 2017.
This was my first time attending the WCFMS and it will surely not be my last. This year's theme of the school was "putting technology to work"- I believe this theme really outlines the way the cattle industry is headed. Embracing the changing technologies and learning to push forward is a major aspect of future success for cattle producers.
If you would like further information on any of the above activities, or to submit an ad or article for the next newsletter, please contact our office.


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