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SSGA holds annual beef drive

SSGA holds annual beef drive

This year’s goal is to collect over 10,000 pounds of beef

Staff Writer

Representatives from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) recently announced their fifth annual beef drive with proceeds going to Food Banks of Saskatchewan.

The goal is to collect over 10,000 pounds (4,535 kilograms) of beef, as well as financial donations.

“SSGA has been around in this province for 107 years and we've always believed in helping not just producers, but also the people of this province,” said Kelcy Elford, the president of SSGA. “We have our 10,000-pound goal, let's break that and let's do the very best that we can for the for the people in this province.”

Through previous beef drives, the organization has collected over 31,000 pounds of meat in total. This figure works out to about $145,000 worth of donations to the food bank, said Elford.

“Beef is a high-quality protein that's produced right in this province and we would like to see people eating beef. If this is one way we can give a high-protein product to the people of Saskatchewan to get them the nourishment they need in these trying times, we want to be a part of that,” Elford told

For the third year in a row, Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health will match cash donations up to $5,000.

“We are grateful again to see the difference our industry can make when we work together to bring wholesome, nutritious food to Saskatchewan food banks,” Shannon Borden said in the release. She is the Canadian beef sales manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition.

SSGA reps are very grateful to their sponsors and donors. To get involved in the beef drive, you can contact the SSGA office at 306-757-8523 or donate online.

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