Register early and WIN -- 32” RCA Flat Screen TV!
Everyone registered for the convention by Monday,
October 8, 2012, will be entered to win this great prize!

 2012 All Breeds Production Sale

GOAT PRODUCERS, DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS EVENT!!!!

Because of the high demand in quality breeding stock over the past few years, AGBA has decided to host a sale on October 14th, 2012 for our members.  This gives breeders an opportunity to sell breeding animals, promote their farms, and an opportunity for new or old producers to find some high quality animals to either start a herd with or add some new animals to existing herds.

Check out the registration form for entering animals, terms of sale rules and guidelines and information on the “your choice” goat draw that will occur at the sale.  Sellers and buyers, you won’t want to miss your chance at getting in on this one as it is a great opportunity to either win yourself a goat of your choice or be the owner of the choice animal that will happily benefit! 

The Association is excited to give goat producers this opportunity to buy, sell and network.  It is a great way to come together to benefit the industry as a whole, and it is expected to be a huge success. 

Questions or for more information contact either:

          Laurie Fries:                                                            Stacy Connors:

Email:dang_goat_gang@telus.net                       Email: stacy16@telus.net

(780)755-2111                                                        (780) 349-5476

 “Your Choice” goat draw:

For $25.00, each breeder that enters a goat(s) into our sale gets to enter one animal of their choice into our “your choice” draw of animals.  We (AGBA) will sell tickets for $25.00 / each on which this gives someone a chance at winning a goat of their choice out of these animals.

All the animals that are in the draw (from the breeders that paid the $25.00) will come into the ring with their respected breeder and the draw will be made and the winner will come down out of the stands and have his/her pick of any of those animals.

A minimum of 40 tickets will be sold at $25.00/ticket and 25% of this money will go to the AGBA  and the remaining 75% of the money goes to the breeder that has his/her animal picked from the person who’s name is the winner from the draw. SO Breeders, if you are the one that gets your animal picked you are guaranteed $750.00!  If more than 40 tickets are sold, then the money that is made over and above the 40 ticket minimum will be split 50% to AGBA and 50% to the breeder.

One rule will apply, if you as a breeder/seller enter one of your animals into this special draw and you purchase any tickets for your chance to win, you CANNOT choose your own animal if you hold the winning ticket. 


Alberta Goat Breeders Association First Annual Conference and Production Sale

October 12, 13 & 14, 2012

Ponoka Ag Events Centre

Schedule - Tentative subject to speaker availability

Friday, October 12

Noon- 8:00 Production Sale barn area open to bring in animals

5:00 - 8:00 Convention & Sale registration

7:00 - 10:00 AGBA BBQ & social

 

Saturday, October 13

8:00- 9:00 Convention & Sale registration

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome & Introductions

9:10 - 10:00 Raising healthy kids & disease management:

            What to cull, what to control & what to manage - Dr. Dawn Magrath, Lethbridge, AB

10:00 - 10:15  ALMA Alberta Livestock & Meat Agency

10:15 - 11:00   Parasite control & guardian animals– Dr. Lynne Copeland, Red Deer, AB

11:00 - 11:15   Break

11:15 - 11:45   Meat Goat Production - Dr. Fred Homeyer, Robert Lee, Texas

11:45 - 12:00   Emergency Planning, Brad Andres, Emergency Planning Manager, AB Agriculture and Rural Development

12:00 - 1:10 Lunch - soup/sandwiches

1:10 - 2:00 Keynote speaker - Matt Sutton-Vermullen -- CEO of The Center for Food Integrity

2:00 - 2:40 Report on Traceability, On Farm Food Safety, Scrapies Program

                 - Jennifer MacTavish  Canadian National Goat Federation/Corlena Patterson Scrapies Canada

2:40 - 2:55 Break / viewing of sale animals

2:55 - 4:30 AGBA  -- changing and growing, where we are going from here

4:35 - 5:00  Select-a-session

            i.   Getting your best 'buck'– TBA

            ii.  Pasture management – Grant Lastiwka, Ag & Rural Development - Forage Specialist  

            iii. Basic care - Hoof trimming demo, injection sites (in conjunction with the Junior participants) - visual demonstration only, max. of 30 people

5:00 - 6:00 Meat Goat Production - Dr. Fred Homeyer, Robert Lee, Texas

6:00 - 7:00 cocktails

7:00 - 8:00 Supper

8:00 - Social/Silent Auction

 

Sunday, October 14

9:00 - 9:45 Predator Control- Trapper Gord, Debolt, AB

9:45 - 10:15 Break /Last viewing of animals prior to sale

10:15 - 11:00 Break - all Draws / Silent auction winners announced

11:00 - START OF PRODUCTION SALE



AGBA Junior Convention
Open to ages 9 to 17

Saturday, October 13

Tentative Topics

- Showmanship & Grooming
- Basic Herd Health, i.e giving injections, hoof trimming, may be open to adults
- Gestation Calculator
- Parts of the Goat Game
- Veterinarian Care Game
- Terminology Bingo

All NON AGBA memebers must add $25 to their registration fees. 

Please send all Registrations to:

AGBA

48 Campbell Rd.

Leduc, AB

T9E 8C8