Contract finishing typically involves an agreement between an owner of pigs and an owner of a pig barn.
Manure from hog operations is a source of plant nutrients for annual crops and perennial forages.
A list of agencies that provide the various forms required when employing staff.
The Saskatchewan Environmental Assessment and Review Process provides a coordinated and thorough review of the environmental issues associated with certain development proposals.
The Canada Plan Service is a co-operative provincial network of agricultural engineers, design draftspersons and livestock specialists. It is concerned with the planning, design and construction of modern farm buildings to serve the needs of Canadian agriculture. The Service gathers ideas from across the country and develops these as engineered construction and management recommendations. This makes the latest building technologies and farmstead management practices available to all Canadian farmers
A severe frost during the growing season, or wet, humid weather during harvest can result in an abundance of crops unfit for human consumption.
This bulletin is intended to provide ideas, suggestions and alternatives which you may incorporate in your livestock operation to get you through a feed shortage and to plan for the next one.
Estimates the time, machinery and material requirements to build a fence.
A weekly update of what is happening in the Saskatchewan hog markets.
Monthly hog or pork market update is a report that reviews the current and projected production and financial situation in the hog or pork industry.
The site selection process for the facility and the holding pond is a step-by-step process.
Hulless barley research and development is now receiving more emphasis with potential for feed, food, and industrial uses.
Protection of groundwater and surface water resources through approved manure storage and management plans.
Producers using a solid manure system for their livestock or poultry operations may need to stockpile manure prior to field application.
Composting is a biological process that involves the aerobic decomposition of organic matter to produce a humus-like product called compost.
Even the best maintained equipment can and does fail, resulting in manure possibly being placed in an inappropriate location.
Producers who raise livestock with the intent of marketing their own meat or processed meat products should give careful consideration to where they will have their livestock slaughtered or meat processed.
To provide voluntary inspection of abbattoirs and meat processing plants to help ensure food safety.
Death of animals is a normal occurrence and represents a loss to the operator. Even the best livestock producers will have losses between two and three per cent, but higher rates can occur. There are several options for managing livestock mortalities.
Jobs in the livestock industry are highly skilled and challenging positions.
(Alfalfa Dehy, Suncure, Grain Screening Pellets, Canola Meal and Pellets)
Can green flax be used for livestock feed? What is prussic acid and how is it formed in green flax? What levels of prussic acid are toxic to livestock? What are the symptoms of prussic acid poisoning? Can harvest and feeding management influence prussic acid levels? Are nitrate levels a concern in feeding flax straw?
Feed value is an important factor when buying or selling hay. Buyers and sellers require an accurate and effective way of communicating the quality of hay using a method that best describes the feed value to livestock.
The process described in this document will assist producers and professionals to select environmentally sound sites.
Any intensive livestock operation requiring the consumption of 5,000 m³ (1.1 million imperial gallons) of water, roughly equivalent to what 300 animal units would use annually, requires approval of the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA).