uSask opens new feed research facility

October 27, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Canadian Feed Research Centre on Friday. The new $13.9 M centre is the product of a partnership between the Saskatchewan government, Cargill, and Western Economic Diversification, with the project being led by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. It will focus on the development and commercialization of high-value animal feeds derived from low-value crops and co-products of bioprocessing and biofuels industries. The centre is reportedly the first in North America to use a new seed-sorting technology, and will also provide important training opportunities for uSask students. “The technology and capacity for advanced research at the Canadian Feed Research Centre will keep Canadian producers on the cutting edge, generating greater profits, jobs and long-term economic development,” said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. uSask News Release