Just in... Convention Schedule

Posted by Alberta Goat Association on Friday, September 18, 2015
4th Annual Convention & Production Sale
October 2, 3 & 4, 2015
Olds Cow Palace, Olds, Alberta

Friday, October 2
11.00 a.m Tour of RockRidge Dairy - Hosted by Patrick & Cherylynn Bos
 -- The Bos family have a long standing foot hold in the farming business, giving them the heart and
 soul to grow a successful, ethical dairy operation.
 Patrick and Cherylynn Bos began their chapter of farming immediately after being married at the
 young age of 22. They both loved farming and all that went with it: the work, land, animals and space.
 They wanted a farming lifestyle for themselves and their future family.
 Patrick’s parents were a vital part of helping the succession of the family farm occur and they
 continue to be an integral part of our operation.
 Please join us at the Rockridge Dairy, Ponoka, AB for a tour beginning at 11:00 am.

 Events in Olds, Alberta

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Production Sale barn area open to bring in animals
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Convention & Sale registration
6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. AGA BBQ & Social

Saturday, October 3
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Convention & Sale registration
9:00 a.m.- 9:10 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Practical Parasite Control - Dr.Andrew Ritson-Bennett, Innisfail Veterinary Services
10:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m Select a session -
 a) Media Workshop (bring your own Lap Top) - Lori Latreille, Glory Lane Farm
 b) Dairy Regulation Oversite -- Bruce Hamblin, Inspection & Investigation Branch
10:30a.m. -11:00a.m. Coffee break
11:00a.m. -12:00p.m. AFAC Emergency Response Trailer Demonstration & Discussion
12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:30p.m.      AGA -- AGM - 2014 & Moving forward
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -“Profitability First, Then Everything Else Falls Into Place” - Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break - viewing animals
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Working towards a sustainable, integrated Dairy goat operation- Cherylynn Bos – RockRidge Dairy
4:45 – 5:15 Scrapies Program - Dr. Scheirman, Poplar Grove Vet Clinic
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktails - viewing animals
6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. Banquet -- Marketing Opportunity or Ordeal - Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
8:00 p.m.- Social/Silent Auction
 
Sunday, October 4
9:00 a.m. - 9:20a.m. Basic care - Hoof trimming demo, injection sites - visual demonstration only, max. of 30 people
 - Presented by Merna Gisler & Robyn Andersen
9:20 a.m.- 9:40 a.m. Dairy goat milking demo - Robyn Andersen, Rimbey AB

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Dying & Carding Fibre – Laura Lee Henderson

10:10 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Break /Last viewing of animals prior to sale
10:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Break - all Draws / Silent auction winners announced
11:00 a.m. - START OF PRODUCTION SALE

Saturday, October 3 - AGA Junior Convention - Open to ages 9 to 17
Tentative Topics
 - Showmanship & Grooming
 - Basic Herd Health
 - Gestation Calculator
 - Parts of the Goat
 - Veterinarian Care
 - Terminology
 Instructor Lori Latreille, Tawatinaw, AB