Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

Cattle Health Workshop

Dawson City
Evening of Wednesday, March 16

Whitehorse
All day on Saturday March 19

The Animal Health Unit and the Agriculture Branch will be hosting a workshop on Cattle Health in Yukon for cattle farmers, people interested in raising cattle, and veterinarians and veterinary clinic staff. 

Dr. Kent Fenton, a cattle veterinarian based in Alberta will be on hand to talk about cattle health. Dr. Fenton has a substantial background in the field of cattle health and disease, and has presented on a wide range of cattle health topics for both producers and veterinarians.

Additional details will follow shortly.


Call for Presentations & Posters
9th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference

Reykjavik, Iceland
October 6-8, 2016

The deadline is March 1, 2016 to submit an abstract to be considered for a presentation or poster. There is a maximum 2500 character restriction. 


Local food strategy response summary now available

The Yukon government has released it’s What We Heard document summarizing feedback from the 60-day consultation on the Draft Local Food Strategy.


Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt

The Yukon government has established an Elk/Agriculture Conflict Hunt in response to concerns from Takhini River area farmers over crop damage caused by elk. The government’s goal is to train elk to avoid agricultural properties through aversive conditioning, consistent with the draft elk management plan.


New veterinary services program

The Veterinary Services Program reimburses participating veterinarians up to $1,000 per farm to cover costs associated with their travel and professional service fees.


Sunnydale planned agriculture land project: What we heard and Final Concept Plan

The results of the consultation and final concept of the proposed agriculture land release in the Sunnydale area is now available.

Contact Us: 

Room 320,
Elijah Smith Building,
300 Main Street, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5838
Toll Free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca