The Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Arnold Balicki is pleased with the province's announcement relating to grazing crown lease land.
Agriculture Minister David Marit telling producers at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference on Wednesday
that they would be freezing the rate charged to leesses grazing crown land at 2022 levels.
As well, in an effort to be proactive, they are also offering producers that have to reduce stocking rates on Crown land due to the ongoing dry conditions a rent reduction of 20 to 50 percent.
The Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Arnold Balicki is pleased with the announcement.
He says while they hope producers never have to use it, but it's good to have this shelf-ready program where the rates are going to be frozen, and if you have to reduce your numbers on crown pasture, there'll be a rate reduction for leases.
"That's something we've asked for. they've listened and we really appreciate it."
Balicki's term as Chair of the SCA wraps up today at the Annual General Meeting.