The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association is calling on Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay to put in the federal government's portion of the Agri-Recovery Funds.

In the letter to the minister, Keith Day noted that the Province recently announced their portion of the funding which is $70 million.

Day says some cattle producers are now in their fourth or fifth year of drought resulting in feed shortages going into the fall
and winter.

He says this may force some producers to sell some of their breeding herd in order to try and maintain the rest of the animals through the winter.

Day points out producers need the funding right away as the continued depletion of our cattle herd can have negative consequences.

The SCA Chair's letter to Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay can be found here.