Alberta Lamb Producers held its first province-wide Annual General Meeting on November 3 in Leduc. There was a great turnout, with close to 90 producers and 30 guests taking in the day.
With poor pastures and possible feed shortages in various regions of the province, the question that specialists at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre hear most often is, “what is my best option?”. The September 4th Agri-News offered some solutions:
Shearwell paired Canadian Sheep Identification Program ear tags are now sold as a yellow RFID tag and black non-RFID. Previously the non-RFID portion was also yellow. Canadian Sheep Breeders Association members may use a paired tagging system as an alternative for tattooing registered sheep. All animals moved off farm must be tagged with the RFID portion of the set. Learn more about CSIP.
Canada Gold Beef Ltd, owners of the Innisfail Alberta based SunGold Specialty Meats Ltd. (SunGold) and the Canada Gold Lamb Lot near Iron Springs Alberta, wish to announce the merger of their lamb operations with that of Fresh Canada Meats Ltd, the majority shareholder of Manitoba based Canada Sheep and Lamb Farms Ltd. Fresh Canada Meats is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Integrated Foods Ltd, an integrated lamb producer and processor in New Zealand.
AgGrowth Coalition Applauds Ministers for proceeding with work on National Business Risk Management Suite of programs
Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition and our members thank Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers for their continued commitment to improving national Business Risk Management (BRM) programs - in partnership with the agriculture sector.
Facilitated by Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) this collaborative project aims to support an accurate understanding of the animal welfare landscape in the province from the livestock industry's perspective. Click here to participate now: Livestock Welfare Engagement Project Survey (LWEP).
*NEW - LWEP Focus groups are being held in various locations in Fall 2018 - visit www.afac.ab.ca for details.*
The roll-out of the CAP program suite in Alberta began April 1. The programs currently accepting applications are: Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change, Farm Water Supply and Irrigation Efficiency. A total of 15 programs will be made available through the spring, summer and fall of 2018. Visit https://cap.alberta.ca/CAP/Programs/active to learn more and to sign-up to receive program updates.