Fact Sheets

Alberta Lamb Producers provides a wide variety of information resources for producers, ranging from management and production advice to information on marketing.

You can download the fact sheets below or call the office for a copy. These fact sheets are in the process of being updated.  When using the contact information within the fact sheets, please note ALP is no longer on the Rite-Line.

If there is other information you need, call your director or the office and we will try to help you.

Click the link to view factsheets relating to the following management areas: 



Sheep Health

Animal Welfare and Handling

What You Need to Know About Lambing

Lakeland Carcass Sire Project: Building Better Lambs

Building Better Lambs – Terminal sires – information from the Lakeland Carcass Sire Project.

The Lakeland Carcass Sire (LCS) project, conducted at Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta, was designed to compare the growth and carcass characteristics of lambs sired by the five terminal sire breeds commonly used in Western Canada. Factsheets are now available to provide information on using, selecting and managing terminal sires as well as using performance records.

Print copies of these factsheets have been distributed to all Alberta producers, but you can download them here.




Precision Flock Management


Forage is a key resource for sheep production. These fact sheets outline key areas for managing grazing on your operation.


Also available by request from the ALP office are:

  • Alberta Sheep Facts           
    • Better Breeding with Teaser Ram Use
    • Managing Ewe Lambs
    • Selling Freezer Lambs
    • Selling Freezer Lambs at Alberta Approved Farmers’ Markets
  • Antimicrobial Use & Resistance in the Alberta Sheep Industry
  • Effective Practices in Sheep Production Series - By-product Feeds for Sheep
  • Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Bison & Sheep
  • Rain, Mud & Limping Sheep