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Livestock: Part of Saskatchewan’s Sustainable Food Production

By: Andy Jansen, Manager Agricultural Operations Unit, Livestock Branch

September 2017

Livestock producers in Saskatchewan supply high-quality food for the people of Saskatchewan and the world. To continue to be reliable and preferred suppliers of meat, producers need to be sustainable in all areas of their production. This fact has been recognized by the industry, and many, if not all, industry organizations have created programs and strategies such as Pro-Action (dairy cattle) or Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef (beef cattle) to ensure and enhance the sustainability of their industry.

What does this really mean? Simply stated, sustainability means doing thing right for the long-term. Social, economic and environmental success is not realized in a day, but usually realized over the lifetime of an individual; for industry and the environment, the timeline is infinite.

Achieving this long-term success requires significant evaluation, planning and awareness of potential problems. Producers need to be aware of the practices that are beneficial to their production systems, as well as those that protect land and water resources. When it comes to environmental sustainability, producers need to be able to identify what is at risk and how a resource may be affected or damaged. 

Specific requirements under The Agricultural Operations Act ensure that intensive livestock operations protect water resources. These requirements identify risks specific to a particular farm/site and define options to protect any natural resources that could be impacted.

Meeting regulatory requirements:

  • Assists producers in achieving their sustainability goals;
  • Ensures any required technical expertise is obtained;
  • Ensures public confidence is supported;
  • Results in plans and evidence that show producers are doing the right things; and
  • Provides producers with confidence about the sustainability of their practices.

Everyone has a role to play in making the agriculture industry sustainable for future generations.

For more information:

  • Contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

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