Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, joined Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit today in announcing a total of $5.1 million in funding for new research projects in 2022 related to livestock and forage.
This year’s funding will support 28 projects through the province’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
Subjects of this year’s research projects include the potential of native and tame forage species to enhance carbon sequestration, expanded methods for reproduction diagnostics and improved control and treatments with respect to animal health.
In addition to this year’s federal and provincial ADF funding, a total of $483,000 in support of 13 of these projects was contributed by three industry co-funders:
- Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA)
- Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission
- Sask Milk