Alberta Lamb Producers
Alberta Lamb Producers is a dynamic partner in building a sustainable, thriving industry for sheep producers.
Phil Kolodychuk elected Canadian Sheep Federation Chairman
The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) announced the election of Phil Kolodychuk as Chairman of the Board at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.
Meet the 2013-14 ALP Board
With director elections in zones 1, 2, 5, and 7, and an appointment in zone 4, your ALP board is now in place for 2013-14.
Latest from Growing Forward 2
The Biosecurity GF2 Producer Program is not receiving new applications at this point, as all current funds are allocated.
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Traceability Technology Adoption
The Traceability Technology Adoption Programs are designed to encourage producers to implement traceability technologies in their livestock operations. The Growing Forward 2 Traceability Technology Adoption Programs will reimburse eligible producers for 70% of approved costs for equipment and software that capture animal data for animal management and traceability purposes.
The Growing Forward 2 Biosecurity producer program is open to receive applications
New C.ovis Factsheet
Don't risk zero income from your lambs. C.ovis costs us all - Get the facts.
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Managed Grazing module now available
An Introduction to Managed Grazing is a comprehensive grazing guide based on extensive research applicable to Western Canada. It was developed by Alberta Agriculture and is available to producers through Alberta Lamb Producers.
With ever-increasing land and feed costs lamb producers are looking to make the most of their pastures. Managed grazing helps get the most out of pastures by looking after the forages and improving pasture productivity; by selecting forages that can help extend the grazing season and reduce ‘days on feed’; and by managing pastures to meet the nutritional needs of a flock. This module covers the proper techniques for pasture rotation, paddock management and the pros and cons of each type of forage that is available in Western Canada.
This module is free to view or download from the website. Print and electronic copies are also available for purchase.
Setting It Up: Sheep Infrastructure module now available
The Setting it Up: Sheep Infrastructure module was designed to help producers create the most cost-and time – effective operation possible. To run a profitable sheep business, producers need to take advantage of every tip, strategy and tool they can. This manual has gathered that information into a one-stop resource.
Topics covered include: Farm planning, Information management, Buildings and penning, Utilities, Feed and water considerations, Fencing and Handling, Manure and Deadstock management.
The module provides a brief description of each topic, and links to a variety of specific information within each topic. To access the information contained in the module, open the module, and click on the title of the numbered document you wish to view.
Free Lamb death investigation study
Producers have a great opportunity in Alberta to participate in 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.
Shepherding 101 module now available
If you are new to the sheep industry, or want to learn more about raising quality market lambs, Shepherding 101 – Getting Started can help. This practical and easy to understand resource was created for people thinking about getting into sheep or expanding their flocks, and serves as an excellent refresher for established producers as well. The module covers a variety of topics, including: an introduction to sheep, considerations setting up facilities, feeding & nutrition, breeding & reproduction, flock health, marketing, and much more.
This module and the Shepherding 101 – Getting Started course have been created as part of the Resources and Tools project. Our thanks go to Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development for their assistance and Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency for funding.