Saskatchewan checkoff doubles

Staff / Members of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association have approved a plan to double the provincial checkoff on cattle sales to $2 a head.

The decision came in a resolution passed at the SCA’s recent annual meeting, noting lobbying and marketing expenses continue to increase while the provincial checkoff hasn’t risen since 1987.

Saskatchewan will be one of the last provinces to increase its provincial levy from $1 to $2, SCA past chairman Bob Ivey of Ituna, Sask. said.

Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario doubled their provincial levies to $2 in 2004, 2006 and 2008 respectively.

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