Livestock producers across Saskatchewan will gather for the Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association's 101st annual general meeting and convention next week.

There will be discussions on topics including Saskatchewan's new livestock price insurance program, the use of hormones and antibiotics in cattle, and Farm Credit Canada will be in to provide an economic outlook.

SSGA President Harold Martens says there will also be some talk on the transition of the former PFRA community pastures.

"We probably will be looking at it in conversation with other people and see how it's going and what is going to be accomplished in the future," said Martens.

He says emerging markets seem to be a trend for the future with new trade agreements with Europe and Korea, and adds right now, it is an interesting time in the livestock industry.

"An all time record high prices in the province and in North America for beef and for cattle of all ages and all sizes and all sexes. Its an interesting time to be involved in the cattle industry that's for sure," said Martens.

The convention includes a Canadian Cattlemen's Association Town Hall meeting on the Sunday, and Agriculture Ministers Lyle Stewart and Gerry Ritz will also be in attendance.

The convention and AGM will go June 8th to 10th in Moose Jaw, and the theme for the conference is "Emerging Markets".

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