Interested in joining the ALP Board?
ALP is accepting nominations for four Director-at-Large positions on the 2019/20 Board of Directors. Nomination forms must be submitted by 31 August 2019. Eligible producers will vote for new directors by mail-in ballot and in-person at the Annual General Meeting on Oct 17th, 2019.
Serving on the board is an exciting and challenging opportunity to advance your industry!
- Must be a sheep producer residing in Alberta as per the current ALP regulations.
- A keen interest in improving processes and resources for the industry
- Ability to work with other board members for the benefit of other sheep producers
- Ability to make the minimum time commitment of 3-4 in-person board meetings, as well as monthly conference calls
- Per diem and expenses are provided
- No previous board experience is required
- A strong commitment to collaboration and growth is important, as is a solution-oriented focus
In addition to contributing to your industry, serving on the Board offers other positive benefits, such as gaining:
- a broader perspective and greater knowledge of the sheep industry.
- important local, provincial and national contacts.
- skills that enhance other areas of business and life, such as experience in board governance, leadership, project management, communication and interpersonal skills.
2019 ALP AGM: October 17, 2019
ALP is very pleased to announce that the 2019 AGM will be held on Oct 17 in conjunction with the Alberta Sheep Breeders Association’s 50th Anniversary Symposium. Read more.
Alberta Lamb Producers 2018 Annual Report:
We invite you to review the materials given at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Links to the complete Annual Report and a pdf of the ALP presentation are provided below. These documents include the financial statements, operations budget and information on industry issues. Call your director if you need more information or have some ideas or views about the content.
The audited financial statements were provided to all attendees of the zone meetings. A printed copy of the Annual Report is available from the ALP office. Please note that the audited statements include all transactions undertaken by Alberta Lamb Producers, income from both service charges and external funding. The operations budget spreadsheet shows clearly the use of your check off dollars. The external funding expended during the year for the benefit of industry and producers.
Our sincere thanks to our very informative and knowledgeable guest speakers. Click the titles below to view pdf versions of the presentations given at the AGM.
- Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance: Dr. Keith Lehman, Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry & Dr. Phil Buote, Deputy Registrar and Complaints Director, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
- New Developments in Parasite Management and Sheep Health: Dr. Paula Menzies, Professor (retired), Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
- Incidence & Characterization of Feedlot Lambs & Ewe Flock Lameness in Alberta: Dr. Wiolene Nordi and Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Animal Welfare and Behaviour Scientists, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
- Induction of Estrus in Sheep – In and Out of Season: Dr. Paula Menzies, Professor (retired), Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
- North American Lamb Company: Building an Integrated Value Chain: Gary Alexander, Managing Director of North American Lamb Company
These documents are provided for your information. If you have questions or would like to discuss any of this information, please contact your director or the office.
Why one AGM?
This 2018 AGM replaced the Zone Meetings that were previously held around the province. The ALP Board initiated these changes in 2016 and producers voted on them at the 2016 Zone Meetings. Previously, ALP hosted 5-7 Zone Meetings every fall throughout the province. Each Zone Meeting came at a cost of approximately $3000 and producer attendance at these meetings steadily decreased to the situation where sometimes there was not quorum (which was 7 eligible producers). With decreased access to government funding, the ALP Board seriously examined whether spending $3000 on seven eligible producers was an effective use of producer check-off. Holding one AGM allows us to bring in more speakers on more topics of interest to producers. ALP will move this AGM to different areas of the province each year. Directors are always available on the phone or email to discuss any concerns that producers have at any time of the year.