CNGF-CCIA

March 21, 2017
www.cangoats.com email: info@cangoats.com
CNGF Names Goat Traceability Administrator
March 6, 2017 - Armstrong, B.C. - The Canadian National Goat Federation (CNGF) is pleased to announce the finalizing of an agreement with the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA). The agreement means that the CCIA will be the official database administrator for goat traceability.
“CNGF is pleased to name CCIA as the traceability administrator for goat producers” says Linda Underwood, CNGF’s President. “We look forward to continuing to advance on traceability preparations for the goat sector and building on the positive momentum that CNGF and CCIA have developed so far.”
CNGF has received funding through Growing Forward 2 from the federal government to prepare the sector for expected identification and traceability regulations. Naming a database administrator for a livestock species is a major component of these preparations. Goat producers will purchase tags through the CCIA and report movements to the CCIA’s database, the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS). As one of two official traceability administrators in Canada, CCIA has an existing agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) under which CCIA collects data required under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations for cattle, sheep, and bison. Canadian Pork Council, which manages PigTrace, is the other recognized administrator and is responsible for Part XV data collection for pigs and farmed wild boars.
While traceability regulations are not expected to come into effect until 2018, goat producers are encouraged to get started by contacting the CCIA and registering an account. A new account does not need to be created if a producer has an existing account with CCIA for cattle, sheep, or bison. Those producers do need to contact the CCIA at some point however, to ensure their account includes goats.
CNGF has also been working on selecting tags and leg bands that will be the official CFIA approved goat identifiers. It is expected that these will be available for purchase from CCIA well in advance of the regulations coming into effect under the Health of Animals Act.
Goat producers who want more information can visit CNGF’s website at www.cangoats.com. To set up your account with the CCIA, call 1-877-909-2333.
Contact:
Lorraine Stevenson-Hall
Traceability Project Manager, CNGF
info@cangoats.com
1-888-839-4271
 

Livestock Care Conference

March 14, 2017
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE ON WELFARE ISSUES AT LIVESTOCK CARE CONFERENCE, MARCH 21-22 IN LEDUC

Jan. 20, 2017

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Convention Schedule

September 16, 2016

Friday, Sept 30


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9:30 am On Farm Food Safety Workshop

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm National Bio-security Standards Workshop
5:00 pm BBQ &  Social BBQ


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Animal arrival & sale check-in


Saturday, October 1


8:30 am - 9:00 am      Convention Registration  & Sale registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am       Welcome & Introductions

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September 1, 2016
September 30 to October 2, 2016

Olds Cow Palace, Olds Exhibition grounds, Olds, Alberta

Start time 9 a.m. all three days

Main speaker Dr. An Peischel

Schedule to follow

Meet Dr. An Peischel

The 2016 AGA Convention & Production Sale committee is pleased and honoured to announce that Dr. An Peischel Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, Tennessee State University, will be a fe...

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ALMA release

June 13, 2016

Check out this video on how a producer has made improvements to their operation.
 

Congratulations, Bos Family!

 

New Video: Bos Farms Goat Rotary

 

 

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With help from ALMA and industry partners, Bos Farms recently completed the installation of a ...


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Changes to Animal Health Legislation

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4th Annual Convention & Production Sale
October 2, 3 & 4, 2015
Olds Cow Palace, Olds, Alberta

Friday, October 2
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September 9, 2015

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2015 AGA Production Sale

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2015 Alberta Goat Association Convention and Sale

All Breeds Goat Breeding Stock Sale
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Terms of Sale

Entry Form


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August 3, 2015
The AGA is please to begin accepting registrations for the 2015 Convention and Production Sale.  Prices are as follows:

Full Producer Conference (Member) 105.00
Spouse or Companion Full Conference 84.00
Children – 7-17 years Full Conference 47.25
Children – 6 and under FREE 
Non-Member Adult Conference  157.50 

Click here for the registration form

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Coffee Stations -- 150.00 We need 5 Minimum up to 10 coffee sponsorships
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