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Saskatchewan Pastures Program

This Program provides supplementary grazing and livestock management services to Saskatchewan livestock producers while ensuring environmental and agricultural sustainability of the land.

The end of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program was announced March 22, 2017.  For more information, see the news release on the decision of the future management of the land and the online survey results.

It will be business as usual throughout the transition period.

Transition Schedule:

Last Grazing Season 2017
Last Grazing Season 2018
Last Grazing Season 2019
  • Beacon Hill
  • Bluebell
  • Makwa
  • Cabana
  • Fairholme
  • Hatherleigh
  • Antelope Park
  • Grill Lake
  • Lizard Lake
  • Fielding
  • Hafford
  • McDonald Creek
  • St. Walburg
  • Big River
  • Jackson Lake
  • Cookson
  • Wingard
  • Rosthern-St. Julien
  • Crystal Springs
  • Smeaton
  • Pathlow
  • Pleasantdale
  • Barrier Lake
  • Donsland
  • Smoky Burn
  • Mistatim/Crooked River
  • Bertwell
  • Marean lake
  • Sylvania
  • Swan Plain
  • Lady Lake
  • Whitebeech
  • Millie
  • Arena
  • Matador
  • Beechy
  • Grainland
  • Valjean
  • Old Wives
  • Meyronne
  • Dixon
  • Mankota
  • Scout Lake
  • Regina Beach
  • Strawberry Lake
  • Midale
  • Pipestone
  • Calder Togo
  • Insinger
  • Good Spirit

Who can apply

Anyone who meets the following requirements:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be actively engaged in the on-site management and operation of a farm unit;
  • own or rent at least 160 acres of land;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • have any existing accounts with the Ministry of Agriculture in acceptable status; and
  • own and manage the livestock; have a right of ownership in the livestock; or be a party to a feeder or breeder agreement with respect to the livestock being placed in the pasture.

How to Apply?

  • Complete a Saskatchewan Pastures Program Application for Summer Grazing and submit to your local Regional Office prior to October 31.  
  • Producers who have established eligibility and granted an allocation in the pasture the previous year will not be required to re-qualify each year (an application for allocation does need to be submitted yearly).
  • The Regional Manager reviews tentative allocations (those without established eligibility) with the Patron Advisory Committee.  Recommendations from the Advisory Committee are considered but the Ministry determines the final allocation.
  • Lands Branch allocations are based on a scoring system.  The applicant with the highest score will receive the allocation.  Preference is given to applicants who:
    • Are between the ages of 23 and 35 inclusive;
    • Have a resource base that is between 50 per cent of average and average for the RM; and
    • Have land that is close to the land for lease.

Download application form

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