Alberta Lamb Producers 2022 Annual General Meeting and Conference Agenda
November 18 & 19, 2022
Olds College, Olds, Alberta
*The AGM Meeting Package will be shared closer to the event and when it is ready.
RDAR announced it will be open to receiving applications for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) program starting August 4, 2022.
The OFCAF is a cost-share funding program that supports farmers in adopting best management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon, specifically for in-field nitrogen management, expanding cover cropping, and implementing rotational grazing practices.
This program helps producers adopt different practices by offsetting 85% of the cost. Alberta farmers and ranchers can apply for up to $75,000 in funding to implement practices related to nitrogen management, rotational grazing, and cover cropping.
Want to learn more about the program? RDAR is hosting a series of one-hour webinar sessions to help producers prepare to apply for funding.
ALBERTA LAMB PRODUCERS AWARDED $399,000 FROM RESEARCH DRIVEN AGRICULTURE RESEARCH (RDAR) TO SUPPORT THE ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANESTHETIC RELEASING ELASTRATOR BAND FOR USE IN THE CANADIAN LAMB INDUSTRY
Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) has recently been awarded $399,000 from Research Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to investigate the adaptation of a novel anesthetic delivering elastration ligation band, for castration and tail docking, in the Canadian Lamb Industry. CCR has partnered with Alberta Veterinary Laboratories/Solvet (AVL/Solvet) of Calgary Alberta to manufacture the device in Alberta. Studies are in progress to register this device for sale in Canada with a local anesthesia label claim for use in cattle and lambs.
Effective Monday, July 18, 2022 ALP's new office hours will be Monday to Thursday from 7:00am - 4:15pm, closed on Friday.
Below is part of the news release from the FPT ministers meeting last week. They’ve reached an agreement and inject new funds to support the sector.
This week, the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle for the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This new five-year agreement will inject $500 million in new funds, representing a 25% increase in the cost-shared portion of the partnership.
To enhance economic sustainability, Ministers agreed to improve Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, including raising the AgriStability compensation rate from 70% to 80%. Under the cost-shared envelope, they agreed in principle to the $250 million Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program to support ecological goods and services provided by the agriculture sector.
The new agreement includes stronger targets such as a 3-5 MT reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, increasing sector competitiveness, revenue and exports, and increased participation of Indigenous Peoples, women and youth. There will also be a focus on measuring the results of framework investments.
July 14, 2022 – OTTAWA - On July 20th Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers will be meetingto make important decisions regarding the direction of the Next Policy Framework (NPF), the primary fundingenvelope for Canadian agricultural policies and programs for the next five years.
The NPF comes at a critical juncture for Canadian farmers and ranchers all across the country. Canadianproducers recognize the sector’s incredible potential to help address many of the most pressing issues intoday's society such as mounting food security concerns and the fight against climate change. But this potentialcan only be realized with policies that support farmers taking proactive actions, as global leaders, rather thanreacting to market demands as they emerge.
The NPF creates the foundation for the next five years of Canadian agriculture, and they may be the mostimportant five years in recent history. Inflationary pressures have made food production costlier and riskierthan ever before. Adding onto this, extreme weather events and emerging animal diseases are becoming moreand more common, creating situations that are impossible to control and very difficult to predict. Geopoliticalevents have generated additional uncertainty around the availability of crucial inputs, which could have longlastingimpacts beyond 2022. All of this plays out against ambitious and rapidly approaching emissionsreduction targets, while the associated science, strategies, and on-farm practices required to reach thosetargets continue to evolve.
Livestock feed pre-market applications can now be submitted, renewed and amended through My CFIA. As an alternative to mail, fax, or email industry can now access and submit service requests, and pay for any application fees through the My CFIA portal.
Benefits of using My CFIA
My CFIA is a secure and convenient way to do business with the Agency online. By signing up for a My CFIA account, users can submit service requests for a growing number of CFIA services, including:
Sign up for My CFIA
To take advantage of the new online services for livestock feed, members of your association will need to sign up for a My CFIA account. For those that do not have a My CFIA account, they can learn how to sign up for one.
Step-by-step instructions on how to manage an account, request services, and pay for services using My CFIA are available on the User Guidance page.
The CFIA will continue to provide regular updates as livestock feed related services are added to My CFIA.
Read the most recent updates below:
For a limited period of time, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has modified and reinstated Option 2c as part of the import policy "Requirements for Small Ruminants Imported From the United States for Breeding, Domestic or Captive Purposes-TAHD-DSAT-IE-2007-5-6".
It will be available until December 31st 2022 for importers that meet the criteria specified in the import policy.
If you have any questions, please contact your local animal health district office.