A total of $6 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
Provided through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), funded under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, this will support a total of 34 new scientific projects for 2023.
This year’s projects, which are submitted annually and awarded funding on a competitive basis, focus on topics such as developing water quality test kits for agricultural ponds in Saskatchewan, developing economic thresholds and sampling plans for lesser clover leaf weevil in red clover, and development of an effective, multivalent vaccine to control foot rot in cattle.
In addition to the federal-provincial ADF funding, a total of $288,530 for 12 livestock and forage projects was contributed by 7 industry co-funders:
- Alberta Milk
- Results Driven Agriculture Research
- Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed Producers Development Commission
- Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
- Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
- Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission
- Sask Milk