The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association works to develop and promote the beef industry in our province. Saskatchewan’s 14,000 cattle farms represent the second largest beef cattle herd in Canada with just under 30 per cent of the total Canadian beef herd (just over 1 million head of beef cattle).
Canadian beef is in demand around the world. Our largest customers include: the USA, Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong.
Did you know?
- Beef provides a concentrated source of vital nutrients that humans need – quality protein and one of nature’s best sources of iron, zinc and B vitamins – just as nature intended, without processing, fabrication or fortification.
- You can maximize the tenderness of steaks by marinating them for 8 to 12 hours.
- Cattle stomachs have four compartments to help them digest grass, hay, straw and other fibrous feed sources properly.
- Most beef animals spend the vast majority of their lives eating grass before moving on to feedlots.
- On average, a beef steer will drink about 10 gallons of water per day. Compare that to the average Canadian who uses about 59 gallons for drinking and cleaning.
Meet Erika Stewart, a cattle rancher who is sharing video each month about Life on Pine Ranch in Saskatchewan.