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.
Many areas of the province have had below average levels of precipitation this summer. There are many informative resources available to producers to help them deal with the affects of dry conditions.
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.
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.