Modernized Animal Health Act Introduced
Bill 62, Animal Health Act was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on November 6, 2013. Once passed, it will enable a more comprehensive government response to animal diseases in both livestock and wildlife as well as help minimize the negative economic impacts of animal disease outbreaks. The Government of Yukon undertook a two-month-long public review, ending May 31, on proposed changes to the Animal Health Act. A summary of the comments [ 463 KB] on the proposed changes was released September 3, 2013.
Ibex Planned Agriculture
On September 25, the Ibex Local Advisory Council, Agriculture Branch, and Land Planning Branch hosted a meeting to discuss options for a 500 hectare agriculture reservation located between Km 1462 and Km 1465 on the Alaska Highway.
In an effort to introduce more livestock producers to the service and convenience offered by the mobile abattoir, free slaughter services are offered throughout the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.
Farmers interested in using the mobile abattoir on their farm are required to complete an Application for On-Farm Operation of a Mobile Abattoir 160 KB. This should be done well in advance (1 month) of the date that you intend to have the mobile abattoir come to your farm.
For more information, you can read the newest edition of our bulletin InFARMation, or contact Kevin Bowers at 667-3043.
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