The Saskatchewan Stock Growers held their AGM and Convention this week in Moose Jaw.
Stock Grower President Shane Jhanke says it was another success with some great presentations providing producers with some key information.
One of the highlights this week was a $10,000 donation from Elanco.
Elanco’s Beef Business Unit Manager Gord Roger is pleased to see the money from their 100 communities’ initiative going to such a worthy cause.
"It's a program designed to break the hunger cycle in 100 communities by the year 2020, and they're well down that path," Roger said. "We had some meetings in Ontario last year and realized that we really weren't that active in Saskatchewan. So I worked with a colleague who has been doing some similar donations in Ontario and he helped me with the process."
Jhanke is very happy with the donation.
"It's going to be huge. We did that beef drive last year and it met and exceeded our expectations tenfold. And with this $10,000 that Elanco has given us to help with processing costs, is just going to help us take our beef drive to the next level this coming year."
Last year producers donated over 8500 pounds of ground beef with a retail value of $48 thousand dollars to food banks around the province.