New president of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is from Saskatchewan

The newly elected president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has some ambitious goals for his two year term.

Reg Schellenberg of Beechy wants Ottawa to set up a foot and mouth vaccine bank and improve livestock business risk programs.

He says livestock vaccines for foot and mouth are available in the U.S. but Canada should set-up its own stockpile.

He says livestock price insurance should be government cost-shared like crop insurance.

He says the current premiums of 55 dollars a head amounts to the profit margin for many producers.

Schellenberg also wants an expanded effort on agriculture research and trade.

(photo credit:   Shannon Schellenberg)

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