The LIVESTOCK MARKETERS OF SASKATCHEWAN
Promoting competitive bidding in the marketing of livestock
The members of the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan (LMS) operate the physical facilities, as well as the selling, buying, and logistical components of the open market system for cattle sales in Saskatchewan.We share in the responsibility of ensuring the free marketing of livestock runs smoothly, transparently and efficiently. We have weathered the cycles of cattle markets and expanded and improved our operations to meet the regulatory advancements and safety standards required of a responsible industry.
The Board of Directors and members of the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan remain committed to our goal of promoting competitive bidding in the marketing of livestock. This is achieved through collaborative relations with industry partners; educational projects for our members; adherence to sound business practices and responsible animal welfare at members’ auction markets, among other initiatives.
We interface with producers, buyers, truckers, veterinarians, brand inspectors, insurance brokers, and other regulatory officials of provincial and federal governments. We are represented on the Board of the Livestock Marketers Association of Canada, and actively collaborate with many other industry associations and efforts.
The LMS is actively involved in a joint program with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association to promote careers in the cattle sector to students and job seekers. We acquired this website from a University of Alberta student project and have committed to maintaining and updating its contents.
For more information on our Student Outreach activities contact us at email@example.com or 1-306-933-4404.
Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
The SCA’s job is to help Saskatchewan cattle producers succeed.
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association was established in 2009 with the mandate to provide a united voice for the province’s beef industry, with representation from all industry sectors and across all regions of the province. As a development commission, the SCA works to develop and promote the industry by investing levies collected through the sale of beef cattle in the province.
The SCA was established with 11 regional districts across the province. One director is elected from each district, with two directors appointed from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) and the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association (SCFA). The sixteen-member board also includes the immediate past chair of the SCA.
Every registered producer (any Saskatchewan cattle producer who has paid levies within the last two years and has not received a refund) is entitled to one vote and is eligible to hold office as a director for the Association. Beef producers in Saskatchewan currently pay a $3 per head marketed levy. The administration of both provincial ($2 refundable) and national ($1 non-refundable) levies are the responsibility of the SCA. The authority to collect these levies is found under the Cattle Development Plan Regulations and is administered by the SCA. This is a producer-led and controlled fund, with beef producers in charge of leading and shaping their own industry.
We encourage your input and feedback.
Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
102 – 2255 13th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 0V6
Toll Free: 1-877-908-2333
The Beef Is Your Future website was created as a collaborative effort by three undergraduate students in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the AN SC 479/499 Integrative Problem Solving course at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan acquired it from the University of Alberta graduates in 2016 and will continue to maintain and update its contents in conjunction with a joint project with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association to promote careers in the cattle industry to students and job seekers.
Karin Lindquist, Jing Shian Wong and Jill Thomas put a great deal of effort into this website to create a comprehensive listing of career profiles related to the beef industry. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the views and opinions expressed in this web site are those of the authors and the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan and do not represent those of the University of Alberta.
If there are any errors or omissions, please contact the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan.