Several stakeholders are launching the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence in Saskatchewan, including the federal government who is contributing almost $5 million
Saskatoon, Sask. – Several partners have announced they are building a Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) with the support of a federal government investment.
In a statement, the federal government says it is supporting the project with $4.47 million.
The partners include the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, the University of Saskatchewan and other stakeholder groups.
“Through the power of partnerships, this unique centre will foster innovative research, training, and outreach to meet the needs of livestock producers and consumers, helping to sustainably produce food for a growing world population,” says Karen Chad, vice-president of Research at the University of Saskatchewan.
“Building on U of S agricultural and veterinary strengths, it will be the only centre of its kind in the world that spans research from ‘farm to fork.’”
The statement explains that the “LFCE will consist of two new facilities on U of S land designed to address forage, cow-calf, beef cattle and environmental research.”
The centre is expected to be complete by 2018 and when it is up and running “will benefit industry and all Canadians’ through improvement to beef quality, food safety, productivity and environmental sustainability,” says the statement.