Organizations representing cattle producers and auctioneers have awarded $1500 scholarships to a pair of high school students entering a post secondary agriculture program.
The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association and the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan established the bursary for young people interested in persuing a career in the beef industry.
The winners, Dayne Whelan of Grandora and Keisha Senum of Spiritwood, showed a keen interest in the future of the cattle industry.
"Now more than ever, succession planning is impacting our industry and we need to encourage the next generation to think of beef as their future," says Alan Jackson, President of the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan.
Whelan and Senum were selected based on academic standards, leadership in their communities and a demonstrated interest in the cattle sector.