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Welcome to the Alberta Goat Breeders Association

Goat products have become a new age choice for consumers. At the same time goats are an increasingly popular choice for farmers looking to diversify or country dwellers who wish to provide for their families from a small acreage.

Whether you're looking for some luxurious mohair or cashmere, nutritious and delicious goat milk and cheese, lean succulent chevon, goat milk bath and beauty products, or the goat itself, we invite you to follow the links to find out more.


Latest News

September 17, 2011:
The Alberta Goat Breeders Association welcomes Diana O'Hara as its new secretary-manager, replacing Jackie Dunham, who has retired after 14 years. DIana has an office in Leduc, and brings with her a wealth of experience working with diversified livestock. Please visit AGBA's contact page (link on left) for the address or to send her an email.

April 7, 2011:
Alberta Goat Breeders Association announces a record book contest for junior members and children of regular members. Click on the link to the Just For Kids page (link on the left sidebar) to read about the project and download the record book.

April 7, 2011:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has signed an agreement with the Canadian Sheep Federation for testing samples for scrapie from the western Canadian provinces. These samples must come from sheep and goat producers registered in the National Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program. For more information about scrapie surveillance in Alberta, contact Dr. Hernan Ortegon, Animal Health Branch, ARD Food Safety and Animal Health Division, by phone at 780-644-2148. To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by 780-644-2148. For province-wide free phone calls from a cell phone, enter *310 (for Rogers wireless) or #310 (for Telus and Bell), followed by 17806442148". Public and government callers can phone without paying long distance or airtime charges.

February 16, 2011:
AGBA is on Facebook! Click on the link at the top or bottom of this page to visit AGBA's Facebook page!

February 9, 2011:

Little Known Ways to Guard Your Business

Many who find the time to invest on their own business look into the fact that there are so many factors that need to be safe guarded to be able to ensure that a company continues to operate at its best through the years, which is why there are a lot that look into investing on a variety of policies, from property insurances to Alberta liability insurance, whatever ways necessary to ensure the protection of business will always be very important. As a business owner, you too can do your best to find the best means of keeping your brand well guarded and through some of these helpful hints below you can be assured that you get to rack in the security that you really need.

Know The Needs You Seek

Your brand will always have its fair share of potential needs when it comes to the kind of policies that you should invest on, which in the end will give you the guaranteed aid and support that you may need for your future. Being able to identify the needs that your brand needs in terms of coverage for your future is very important in order for you to get hold of a policy that stays within your own standards, so you should be well aware of the needs that you find necessary so that you get to an insurance plan that is right for your business.

Learn From The Experts

Taking in information from those who have been able to look into the efficiency and ability of insurance providers when it comes to giving out the appropriate aid to different businesses out there should be a general idea that you must look into as this gives you an overview of what to expect when you invest and do business with these companies. Remember that the amount of opinion from the industry experts about the variety of insurance providers and just how much each are really able to give the assistance that are expected of them is an ample opportunity for you to have a better idea which ones are really reputable and can be trusted through the years to work with you in your business.

Be Open To Client Opinions

Other businesses like your own who have had the chance to also seek for the best means of protecting and safety for their investment will also be able to give you a better idea of which providers are well worth the business and the money spent, especially with those who have had personal experience of receiving the necessary aid and assistance from these different insurance companies. Seeing just how you too can benefit and be able to gain all of the support and help that you need during the times when you really need it for your own business is a great opportunity for you so that you are able to recognize and decide just which companies you can really get to work with to ensure the future of your business.

Ample Financial Status

The money that you will be making in the future as well as those that you get to rack in now is very important to the prosperity and success of your business which is why it also best that you have the upper hand and be ensured that anything that has to do with your brand finances will always be guaranteed and safe. Seeing that your provider would be able to address this particular concern with you and assure you that it will all work out at best is a definite positive standard for your business.

January 30, 2011:
Sun Gold Specialty Meats, in Innisfail (formerly Sunterra) is continuing to accept goats for slaughter. Randy Smith is still to be contacted to book in your animals. Phone 1-403-227-3386. The requirements with regard to weight and age, etc., remain as before, but if you have any questions it would be a good idea to confirm with Randy, or his assistant, at the time of booking.

June 27, 2010:
Meg Smart, DVM, is one of Canada's favourite 'goat vets'. She has developed a blog to promote her new book "A Goat Production Manual, Second Edition" and goats in general. Her goal is to use this site to answer questions about goats whether related to their health, nutrition, production or management. VISIT BLOG

December 9, 2009:
AGBA director Myrna Coombs has been elected president of the Canadian National Goat Federation. For more information about the Federation, visit their website

July 15, 2009:
A collaborative project between the Alberta Goat Breeders Association and Alberta Lamb Producers, funded by the Diversified Livestock Fund of Alberta, has produced three comprehensive modules on the topics of reproduction, nutrition, and health of sheep and goats in Alberta. All three are now available for free download from the AGBA website or for purchase as a set on a CD or in print form in a binder. VIEW

June 23, 2009:
With funding from the Diversified Livestock Fund of Alberta, AGBA has produced two comprehensive reports: An Analysis of the Current Goat Industry with a Focus on Alberta and Alberta Goat Breeders Association market Research Report. They are both available for download or for purchase on a CD or in print form. VIEW

 

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