If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Safe Food Responsibly Produced

Saskatchewan Producers

Saskatchewan livestock producers balance providing a safe, reliable supply of meat, dairy and poultry products with the importance of caring for our animals. They are supported in this work by government, industry and non-profit organizations with interests in animal welfare and safe food production. 

For example, the National Farm Animal Care Council develops guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals. These Codes of Practice serve as the national understanding of animal care requirements and recommended practices for a variety of animals.

On-farm Animal Health and Welfare

Through the use of these Codes, Saskatchewan producers lead the way in on-farm animal health and welfare. From livestock feeding and handling systems to facility design and herd health, producers use safe, supportive animal care practices based on sound research. 

Help From Organizations

Organizations like the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute (PAMI) help bring advancements in technology to our livestock producers. For example, PAMI’s Western Beef Development Centre offers new ideas and technologies to help producers in the beef cattle industry raise livestock sustainably and profitably.

Partners in animal health research, such as the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), help determine standards that ensure animals are healthy and safe. 

The WCVM is the premiere centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada. It carries out vital research related to food animals, livestock production and management, animal welfare, public health and food safety, and environmental health.

Saskatchewan producers look to the guidelines provided by animal health experts to help monitor livestock health. Partners in industry supply livestock feeds developed based on sound research and nutrition studies that show the benefits of the feeds to both animal health and human health.

With the help of industry, research and non-profit partners, Saskatchewan producers help to feed the global population – which grows by 90 million people each year.

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