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.
We would like to send you a few updates regarding COVID-19 and ask you to share this information in your networks. Please continue to consult the AAFC website regularly for updates.
- The Government of Canada welcomes report from Industry Strategy Council
On December 11th, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, released a report from the Industry Strategy Council. Entitled Restart, Recover and Reimagine Prosperity for all Canadians, An ambitious growth plan for building a digital, sustainable and innovative economy, the report shares the Council’s perspectives on the recovery of Canada’s key economic sectors, including agriculture and agri-food.
The government will be carefully reviewing the insights of the Industry Strategy Council as we continue to support Canadians through the pandemic and lay the foundation for Canada’s economic recovery and resilience.
ALP knows how valuable it is for producers to have access to educational tools and relevant and informative resources. We are excited to announce that starting in January 2021, we are launching a NEW Producer Education Webinar Series! This new webinar series will be hosted on the ZOOM platform and will be free of charge for Alberta eligible Producers to register for and attend. Please note that you will need to register in order to be sent the Zoom Meeting link to join the webinar.
ALP has created a new tab on our website to post our upcoming webinars. It can be found under the ‘Resources’ tab and then you select the ‘Producer Education Events’ tab. The direct link is: https://ablamb.ca/index.php/resources/producer-education-events. Once a webinar has been confirmed, we will be posting the information here on our website, along with the registration link to sign up.
Never used the ZOOM meeting platform before? We’ve got you covered; ALP has put together a document that provides the information on how to join the meeting/webinar along with some tips for a successful experience!
Unable to attend one of the webinars? No problem – we will be recording the webinars and sharing them afterwards on our website, YouTube channel, social media platforms and our weekly e-communication, N’ewesline!
ALP has made some changes to the way that eligible producers can submit Proposed Resolutions that are discussed and voted on by eligible producers at our Annual General meeting. Effective today and moving forward into 2021, eligible Producers will be able to submit proposed resolutions year-round for board consideration, with a cutoff date for submission being a few weeks prior to the AGM.
By providing eligible producers the opportunity to submit year-round submission, it allows the board and staff to research and provide information to the proposed resolution(s) in advance of the AGM, to help make the discussion more effective at the AGM before the voting period begins.
To submit a resolution for discussion at the 2021 AGM, please complete our resolution form and submit to the ALP office.
ALP Resolution forms must be returned to Alberta Lamb Producers by September 15, 2021 to be considered eligible. Proposed resolutions will not be accepted past this deadline or from the floor at the AGM.