AFAC hosted a Small Ruminant Humane Transportation webinar featuring CFIA, that focused on the amendments to the humane trabsportation regulations. AFAC has shared the webinar summary along with a Q & A document for Producers to have access to. Please find both documents below.
ALP is looking for YOUR feedback! We are looking for ways to better engage with and better serve our Producers. We have created this brief survey for Producers to complete. We encourge Producers to complete this survey, as the information gathered is valuable to our organiztion and strategic planning process. The survey is open until Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Farm life can be unpredictable, even on the best days - weather, pests, market conditions, relationships, and more recently, COVID-19 can affect not only day-to-day farm management but the future of the operation altogether. But, with risk, also comes opportunity for those who are positioned to take calculated risks. This is why it's important to plan for risk.
Farm Management Canada invites farmers to attend the Roots to Success Risk Management virtual training session to increase their ability to assess and address risks using a comprehensive approach to managing risk on the farm.
The training session will allow you to:
- Gain knowledge, tools and resources to make better business decisions
- Share best practices and lessons learned with other producers
- Begin to create a comprehensive risk management plan tailored to your farm
FIRST HALF - February 23, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
SECOND HALF - February 26, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
To register for this free training session, click here!
Thanks to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Agri-Risk Initiatives Program, this session is free to producers.
By participating in this training session, you will gain free access to AgriShield®, an online risk management platform for a period of one year.
- This workshop is designed for Canadian producers only. For this reason, your registration will be reviewed. If your registration is accepted, you will receive a follow up email containing instructions for accessing the event. Other workshops that are better suited to other professions will be advertised in the future.
- Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
- Participants are expected to have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to attend the training.
- A pre-training survey will be shared in order to tailor the content of workshop to the needs of the participants.
We hope to see you there!
Mathieu Lipari, Program Manager, Farm Management Canada
This sheep shearing class is now SOLD OUT.
Date: May 7 & 8, 2021
Jim & Margaret Oosterhof
Leduc County, AB (notice change of location)
Cost: $300 + gst
(payment required to hold your spot)
Instructor: Shaun Fajnor
▪︎ This 2 day course will take you on a journey learning how to shear your own sheep or shear for others! Understanding the tools and equipment will also be explained.
▪︎ Only 14 students will be accepted.
▪︎ Snacks & lunch will be provided.
▪︎ No dogs allowed.
▪︎ Clothing should be clean & comfy so it allows you to maneuver as you learn.
▪︎ Share this info with others who might be interested.
▪︎ Register now to avoid disappointment!
N'ewesline is an e-mail notification service of timely news and updates concerning the sheep industry. Effective Friday, January 22, 2021, ALP will be changing the distribution format of this e-communication from weekly to monthly.
N'ewesline will now be sent mid-month however if there is important information to share with our industry, we will be send out an additional N'ewesline publication, separate from our mid-month edition.
AFAC is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to deliver a free webinar series on the updated humane transport regulations. Each workshop is targeted to a specific livestock industry, and a CFIA representative will be presenting at each workshop with an extensive question and answer period following.
The Small Ruminant New Transport Regulations Webinar feat. CFIA is in collaboration with Alberta Lamb Producers and Alberta Goat Association.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
12pm mountain standard time
Currently in Canada there is no data regarding the small to medium scale wool industry. The only national statistics in Canada reference the wool that is collected and purchased by the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers (CCWG) there are no statistics or data to date that account for the wool grown, processed and sold by farmers and ranchers focusing on wool.
This research project aims to collect and analyze that data and produce information. This data can then be used regionally and nationally to promote and advocate for increased infrastructure, marketing, and support for rural communities and farmers/ranchers. This data will be produced and made available to all interested parties for free.
Here is a link to the survey and the full description of what and who is involved:
Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) invites you to submit a Letter of Intent for research projects.
We would invite researchers with project proposals that match Alberta Lamb Producer’s Research Priorities to complete the Letter of Intent Form and submit it no later than March 30, 2021. Full proposals will be solicited in April with the target of having proposals approved by September 2021.
It is important to note that projects will be ranked accordingly on the following criteria:
- Ability to fall within current ALP priorities. If your project addresses more than one priority this will be noted.
- Ability to leverage funds. Projects with other funding partners will ranked higher than projects asking ALP for the full amount of funds. The more leveraged dollars you can achieve the better.
- Ability to communicate your research results and conclusions. Knowledge transfer to producers is of utmost importance. Mandatory activities include articles in the ALP quarterly N’ewesletters, factsheets, report for producers and a report for the ALP Board. Other communication activities include presentations at producer events, articles in agricultural press, etc. Please note: if you fail to provide communication material you might be at risk of losing funding or not receiving funding in the future.