Many parts of Alberta particularly the East Central area has experienced a drought this year and will likely be bringing in feed. Rats and other invasive species are looking for a free ride into new areas for expansion. Green feed and stray are the most high risk feeds to transport rats especially feed baled in 2014 or earlier but other invasive species are high risk with Hay as well. Here is a link to Agriculture and Forestry’s note to Buyers and Sellers of Hay and Straw which could be included in a newsletter to producers.
Guideline to Hay Listings
HOW TO TEST FEED, WHERE TO SEND THE SAMPLES AND WHERE A PERSON CAN GET SAMPLING EQUIPMENT:
List of feed testing labs http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/dis13074
How to sample feeds http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/info13409
Recommendation would be to do all mineral analysis by wet chemistry.
Star Quality samplers out of Edmonton http://www.starqualitysamplers.com/
This company has great sampling tools for forages and soils.
LETS WORK TOGETHER TO CONTROL CLUBROOT
WESTLOCK COUNTY FIRE
It is very important to keep your mailing address up to date both at Westlock County and at the Land Titles Office in Edmonton.
Transportation & Public Works
*rOAD cLOSURE - RR 272 n tWP 614 - ROAD EROSION DUE TO THE RIVER.
For general road concerns or inquiries please call 780-349-3346 or for after hours emergency call 780-307-4283
Planning & Development
Hamlet Residents: Please remember to remove your garbage roll cart from the street after every garbage pick-up throughout the year. This is especially important in winter for the snowplowing of the hamlet streets.
Effective October 1, 2015 Transfer Stations will be on Winter Hours