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Goats Beginners Guide 101

August 27th @ 7pm will be the start of our first-of-3 Goat Beginners Webinars.

These programs are free to our AGA members. There is a fee of $20.00 for non-members. Our first session will be looking at: 

  • Nutrition

  • Shelters

  • Fencing

  • Livestock Guardian Animals

  • Hoof Trimming

  • Identification

  • Vaccinations

  • Identifying a sick goat

Goats Beginners Guide 102 will be held in September 24th, 7pm

This session will be looking at: 

  • Parasites

  • Disease

  • Breeding

  • Issues that can arise from pregnancy

Goats Beginners Guide 103- KIDS will be held in October 29nd, 7pm

This session will be looking at: 

  • Nutrition

  • Birth

  • Castration

  • Disbudding

  • Heath

  • Vaccinations

  • Identification

  • Weaning

Complete
Posted in Members Only Library.

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Reading your Feed Test Report- Barry Yaremcio, Ag & Forage Specialist, Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd.

Those of you who paid for this program should be receiving emails of the recording. AGA members the video is up on the members only section under Library. We are very sorry for the delay.

2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative

This initiative provides compensation for extraordinary costs incurred by Alberta’s livestock producers due to reduced grazing capacity caused by the drought of 2021 for breeding females only.

There will be two stages to the initiative – an initial payment of $94 per head for beef cows (for other animals see conversions below) based on inventory as of August 6, 2021,

Pending additional federal funding, producers may receive additional payments up to a maximum of $106 per head, through a receipt-based approach, to reflect extraordinary circumstances faced in some areas of the province details are still being finalized.

The following animal conversion rates will be used to adjust the initial and secondary payments relative to beef cows as follows:

Horses 1.2

Cows/Bison 1.0

Elk/Yak/Musk Ox 0.5

Deer/Llamas 0.25

Sheep/Goats/Alpacas 0.2 (works out to $18.80)

You will also need to have aa AFAC Connect Account. More details on this will be available later.

Full program details are being finalized and will be shared as soon as possible.

https://afsc.ca/income-stabilization/agrirecovery/

COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to unfold the Board of the AGA would like our members to know that we are committed to providing as much information as possible to reduce any potential impact on producers.

 The AGA office phone, as always, is available at 403-443-2874 at any time.

We will try as much as possible to keep in contact with other Alberta agriculture industry stakeholders to assist in working together to manage any potential disruption.

For current local information contact the public health unit in your community or go to Alberta Health Services online.

 For the most up to date on COVID-19 please use these links:

 

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

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