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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

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 

It’s time for the 4th Annual Alberta Goat Association Convention, Production Sale and Trade Fair!

September 9, 2015

Take a mini vacation off the farm and come out to the Olds Cow Palace in Olds, Alberta on October 2,3 & 4th, 2015. Spend a few days taking in some informative speakers, enjoy lots of great food, meet a “herd” of goat people and maybe buy something nice in the silent auction. Even better, send your two-legged kids over to the junior convention to give yourself a break and also to make them eligible to bid in the Kid For Kids sale on Sunday. Best of all, speak your mind at the Alberta Goat ...

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2015 AGA Production Sale

August 28, 2015

2015 Alberta Goat Association Convention and Sale

All Breeds Goat Breeding Stock Sale
 11:00 AM, October 4, 2015

Terms of Sale

Entry Form

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2015 AGA Convention and Production Sale

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

There are many Sponsorship opportunities for the convention:

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

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Traceability Project

June 9, 2015

The CNGF is advertising the following positions to proceed with the Traceability Project:
Please click on either position for more information,

Project Manager Position

To manage the Goat Traceability and Identification project for the Canadian National Goat Federation (CNGF)

Financial Manager Position

To control all financial transactions and records for the Goat Traceability and Identification project of the Canadian National Goat Federation (CNGF)

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Kids with Kids

March 12, 2015

The future of the goat industry is entrusted to our youth.  To show our appreciation to the young people who are getting involved in the goat industry, we would like to spotlight selected youth.  If you are a parent of guardian of children with goats and would like to nominate them for this feature, please find the link on the Youth Projects page.

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Notice to producers

February 16, 2015
Click here to read about an autopsy program for goat producers.
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