|Livestock emergency response trailer on display|
On Friday April 8 the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 held an Agricultural and Environmental Services Open House at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek. Presenting were Alberta Farm Animal Care, Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women, Dow Agro Science, PlayCleanGo, Bio Control, the Waterton Biosphere Reserve, and Nature Conservancy Canada, including the Alberta Conservation Association. They also showed off one of the 14 Alberta Farm Animal Care’s Livestock Emergency Response Trailers that service the province. These trailers, coupled with the trained first responders, help save the lives of animals caught in a variety of livestock accidents, including but not limited to traffic accidents.
The Open House featured a tradeshow and networking all day, an update on the Growing Forward 2 plan, a presentation by the Alberta Invasive Species Council, and presentations on the topics of Pest Surveillance/Management, and Farm and Ranch Safety. Lunch was served at noon.
|Tim Skuse and Karma Tiberg|