Alberta Goat Association
Promoting the Goat Industry
Alberta Goats AGM will be February 3rd. Location is going to be determined soon.
AGM in the morning and FAMCHA certification afterwards.
The 2023 Conference is now over & it was an incredible weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended along with the presenters, the volunteers, the Red Deer Resort and Casino, the AGA Directors and a huge thank you to Committee Chair Melodi MacKinnon for organizing such an amazing event. We hope everyone who attended both learned something and had fun!
Drought relief support for livestock producers
The governments of Alberta and Canada are providing $165 million to support livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions. Applications for the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance initiative close midnight January 15, 2024.
To be eligible for the initiative, livestock producers must:
Be located (livestock or residence) in specified municipalities
Have altered their usual grazing practices due to drought conditions for more than 21 days in 2023
Have incurred losses to manage and maintain female breeding animals such as cattle, bison, horses, elk, sheep, goats, alpacas, yak, musk ox, deer, water buffalo and llamas. A minimum of 15 animals per type of livestock are required to qualify.
Benefits will be based on a feed-need calculation for feed costs incurred resulting from lost grazing days for eligible breeding animals on hand as of December 31, 2023. Eligible producers could access up to $150 per head to help maintain the breeding herd in drought regions.
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Visitors to our website planning to purchase goats for the first time or to increase current numbers, would greatly benefit from a membership in this Association. We are dedicated to educating and supporting our Membership with guidance in goat health and hygiene, transportation, sales and purchases. We do not offer veterinary or legal advice but strive to educate people on some simple “do's” and “don'ts” basics to any business transaction.
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