To all current and prospective sheep producers!!
Olds College, in collaboration with ALP is planning to develop a “Master Shepherd's Course", similar to to the program that the Ontario Sheep Farmers offers to sheep producers (click here for more information). The objectives of this course are to (1) support improving current sheep farming practices, and (2) provide the applied knowledge and tools to new sheep producers to excel their farming practice. The content of this course will cover every aspect of sheep farming, let it be production strategies and health management, business planning and financial management, and marketing. The course instructors will be composed of leading sheep farmers in Alberta, academic members and researchers of the province.
We are reaching out to you to do an assessment on the level of participation, should this course be delivered. Please participate in this short survey (takes 5 minutes or less of your time) and let us know if you’d be willing to participate in such a course. Your participation will have a substantial role in designing the road map for this course!!! The deadline to participate in this short questionnaire is until Aug 25th, 2020.
To get a better idea of the general structure of the course, please visit the OSF website (here) however, keep in mind that the details around the version of the course delivered in AB will be communicated once we know the participation rate.
Please help spread the word!
Are you currently doing sheep-related research in the province of Alberta and are interested in communicating your current research work to your local Producers? We'd love to hear about it and get your story out to our sheep producers!
As some of you are aware the chlamydia vaccine from the Colorado Serum company is on backorder until at least September.
However, ALP has just heard from the CFIA that you can apply to import the Laboratorios Hipra Chlamydia abortus + Salmonella abortus vaccine. The trade name for the product is INMEVA.
The product info sheet is at the following: https://www.hipra.com/wcm/connect/hipra/72299746-fcd1-47ee-90e3-6df2434235e2/INMEVA-EU-UK-IE-720393-00.1%283%29.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_GG50HI40O8ABD0Q8OC940F2000-72299746-fcd1-47ee-90e3-6df2434235e2-mPRNJR6 - this info sheet was prepared for UK and Ireland licencing and does not necessarily reflect the text on the unlicensed vaccine to be considered for emergency importation.
As per ALP's commitment to work for every producer in our province to enhance advocacy, education, communication, research, and community-building for a stronger sheep industry, we have organized this call with Alberta producers to open up the lines of communication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This call will follow the following format:
ALP Chair, Ryan Greir, will provide an industry update at the beginning of the call and then we will open it to the floor for any questions, comments or concerns brought forward for discussion. This meeting will be scheduled for 30 mins.
To join this Zoom Meeting, please see below.
Alberta Lamb Producers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: ALP Covid-10 Producer Call #2
Time: Jun 23, 2020 05:00 PM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 731 3025 9443
ALP is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has fulfilled the vacant Interim Director position. While we currently await his formal appointment from Marketing Council, we are pleased to welcome Kevin Spahich to the Board of Directors. As this is an interim position, an election will be required for the position at the ALP AGM on November 28, 2020.