April 15, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited (CCWG) has announced that effective immediately, the price of Shearwell CSIP ASET tags will decrease to $1.95, subject to CSIP fees and tag levies where applicable.
A number of Growing Forward 2 Producer Programs are open to accept new applications. For a full list of programs, visit www.growingforward.alberta.ca.
Food Safety Systems Producer Program: The purpose of the program is to help producers invest in equipment and tracking systems to improve On-Farm Food Safety practices, enhancing producers’ business competitiveness and food safety performance. For complete program information on the GF2 website, click here.
Also accepting applications are the Business Opportunity Program, Business Management Skills Development Program, Traceability Technology Adoption, On-Farm Stewardship Program, On-Farm Water Management and more.
At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
Census of Agriculture data is the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on this data, decision makers will be assured that they are acting in the interest of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations.
The March 'Moisture Situation Update' from Alberta Agriculture is available from http://www1.agriculture.
AgCoalition formalizes plans for a producer-led structure to engage the agriculture community on Bill 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Calgary, Alberta), March 10, 2016 – The AgCoalition is pleased to announce that they have formed an Industry Leadership Advisory Committee (ILAC); a producer-led group that will guide AgCoalition initiatives from engaging with farmer and rancher peers to representing their interests in the consultation phase of Bill 6.
Barber Pole worm infection is a significant health issue in many Alberta flocks. The parasite can cause heavy mortality and production losses, due to anemia in infected sheep. As with many other internal parasites, the Barber Pole worm is showing increased resistance to existing de-worming medications, making it difficult to control. Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) is very pleased that the new Elanco medication 'Flukiver' will soon be available to producers. The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) has pushed for the development and approval of this product. Through check-off support of ALP, Alberta producers have contributed to the work CSF has done for this advancement.
Read the Elanco Canada press release about this product.