Alberta Lamb Producers
Alberta Lamb Producers is a dynamic partner in building a sustainable, thriving industry for sheep producers.
Growing Forward-2 Program Re-opened March 3
Alberta Breeder Finance Inc - Program Information for Sheep Producers
March 2014 Shearing Clinic Dates
Food Safety Systems: Producer grants available April 1, 2014
Hot Topics Showcased at Livestock Care Conference, March 26-27, 2014.
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Visit www.afac.ab.ca to register.
Free lamb death investigation study
Producers have a great opportunity in Alberta to participate in the second year of the Small Ruminant Abortion, Stillbirth and Perinatal Mortality Project, provided by Alberta Agriculture. If you are lambing and have had unexplained neonatal deaths, consider participating in this study.
For full details and contact information see the full news release.
AFSC Reminds Producers of February 28 Deadline to Insure Hay and Pasture
The February 28 deadline is approaching for Alberta farmers to insure their pasture and hay land this year.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
Alberta Agriculture’s Explore Local program has many upcoming events:
- Pricing your Product for Direct Marketing workshop - Leduc Feb 12, 2014
- Getting into Direct Marketing Forum - Camrose, Feb 19, 2014
- Community Supported Agriculture Forum - Olds February 26, 2014 Olds
- Alberta Farm Fresh School and Direct Market Livestock workshop - Olds on February 27 and 28, 2014
- Getting Into Farmers’ Markets workshop. Two locations: Grande Prairie on April 9, 2014 and Leduc on April 16, 2014
Visit explorelocal.ca local for more information.
ALP January N'ewesletter now available
In this issue of the N'ewesletter:
- Meet the 2013-14 ALP Board
- Top Twenty Flock Nutrition Tips
New Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep Released
Shearwell CSIP tag price increase
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers had managed to hold the Shearwell CSIP SET tag retail price at $1.65 since 2011, however the strong British pound has forced a tag price increase.
New Shearwell ASET Tags and Tag Applicators
Based on producer feedback, some small improvements have been made to the new batch of Shearwell CSIP tags. The same applicator will be used with a new insert to the jaw. The new black insert and instructions will be supplied free of charge when the new ASET tags are purchased.