Moose Mountain Livestock Co-op makes large donation to STARS

Moose Mountain Livestock Co-op was a co-operative made up of multiple members ranging from Carlyle to Stoughton.

The co-op started in the early 90s. They formed because of a government program called the Livestock Loan Guarantee Program. This was a program created to facilitate the growth of the Saskatchewan livestock industry.

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The Livestock Loan Guarantee Program was governed by the Farm Financial Stability Act.

MMLC has now dissolved due to the government closing this program and rolling out a regional program, therefore leaving the members with a decision on what to do with the remaining money within the company.

Because every town or village in the area could have used the money, this was no easy decision for them to make so everyone within the company came to the decision to donate the money to the STARS Air Ambulance.

“We thought donating to STARS was some way we could get the money back into the community,” said Roger Wyatt, president of the co-operation and also a member for about 20 years.

On Dec. 23, a cheque was signed and given to STARS with the amount of $12,796.80.

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