Alberta Wildfires and Emergency Preparedness
Due to the current outbreak of wildfires across the province and as we move further into windy, dry, weather conditions, ALP would like to remind producers about our Emergency Preparedness Resource section on our website (https://ablamb.ca/index.php/resources/emergency-preparedness). This section has numerous resources available at no charge to producers.
ALP also has past webinar recording posted on our YouTube channel, SheepCentralAlberta: //www.youtube.com/@SheepCentralAlberta/videos">https://www.youtube.com/@SheepCentralAlberta/videos including:
Preparing for Emergencies in the Alberta’s Sheep Industry with Shauna Mellish (AHEM)
ALP Mentors Contact Listing
ALP recognizes the importance of mentorship in our industry as we continue to see new producers joining the industry and producers looking to expand their flocks. ALP would like to support both new producers and existing producers by adding a new listing on our website under the ‘Industry Contacts’ section where a contact list can be accessed that provides names and contact information for experienced producers who are interested in mentoring their fellow producers.
Much like the other contact lists on our website, there is a disclaimer: ALP in no way endorses the mentorship/experienced producers or their services in the listing. While care has been taken to ensure that the information provided on our industry contacts is as accurate and as up to date as possible, ALP cannot be held responsible for missing information or errors.
Based off producer feedback we have been receiving this past year, the ALP Board has decided to phase out sharing our e-communication Marketline as well as uploading the information/reports onto our website due to the skewed reporting which can provide an inaccurate reading of the current AB market ex: Auction Marts in Alberta don’t provide averages, or the number of head sold in each category. ALP also has no way of validating the information being provided, which in turn means an inaccurate market is being portrayed in our report. To avoid any misleading market information, as of June 1, 2023, ALP will no longer be sharing nor sending these market updates. We will however still provide the links on our website (https://ablamb.ca/index.php/industry-information/lamb-market-reports) for producers to view the auction marts weekly reports both in Alberta and Ontario.