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2017 Western Canada Feedlot Management School (WCFMS)

January 6, 2017

February 7-9, 2017
Moose Jaw, SK

Register and book your room now: contact the hotel  directly at (306) 693-7550
Our room block at the Heritage Inn is held until January 7 only – book early to avoid disappointment or higher room rates.

The theme for this year’s school is Putting Technology to Work! Between tours and speakers, anyone who is involved in backgrounding and finishing cattle will take away valuable lessons and contacts from this event. Attendees will hear from producers and experts in the fields of animal health, nutrition and feedlot management on how technology can be employed to improve your feeding operation. For the complete agenda and registration information see the attached brochure or visit www.saskcattle.com. Participants at this event love the mix of producer panels, expert speakers and tour/demo activities.

Don’t forget that if you can’t make it to Moose Jaw, you have the option to register as an online participant and watch the School from the comfort of your own office! Information presented at the school will apply to cattle feeding across Canada and North America, so if you live outside of Saskatchewan our online option allows you to take advantage of this excellent learning opportunity without the cost of travel!

*Please note – you need to register in advance in all cases (in person, or online participant).

 If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Thompson at the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association office (306) 969-2666 or office@saskcattle.com.

WCFMS is presented by the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Barley variety and silage quality

December 30, 2016

The Beef Research Cluster is funded by the National Checkoff and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada with additional contributions from provincial beef industry groups and governments to advance research and technology transfer supporting the Canadian beef industry’s vision to be recognized as a preferred supplier of healthy, high-quality beef, cattle and genetics.

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Government of Canada takes early action to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

December 14, 2016

Changes include:

In order to prevent unnecessary hardship and instability for both workers and employers, the four-year cumulative duration rule will no longer apply to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately. The cumulative duration rule, known as the “four-in, four-out” rule, was put in place in April 2011.

 The other change is an “exemption on the cap for seasonal industries for up to 180 days during the 2017 calendar year will be extended until December 31, 2017″.

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Statement from Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council on four-year cumulative duration rule no longer applying to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately.