Yukon Agricultural Association Blog

Monday, April 22, 2013

Available local farm products: Spring 2013

Welcome to the YAA's listing of available local farm products!

Contact the YAA office to have your farm or garden products listed (free if you are a YAA member!).  Please use the details below to arrange purchasing farm products directly from local farmers.

*Contact Gail Reiderer - call (867) 393 1955*

Weaner pigs available in May. Finished pigs ready in fall.

*Contact Anja Hoehle - call/text/leave msg (867) 993 3532 or email kerrsdaleheritage@hotmail.com*

Dawson’s very own pork, poultry & egg producer!  To participate in Community Supported Agriculture, order for Summer/Fall 2013 by May 20th.
- Chickens (Cornish Giants) available Aug.  Dressed weight 5-8lbs, $4.95/lb (+GST), pre-pay $16.50 each.
- Turkeys (reg. white) available from late Sept.  Dressed weight 12-18lbs, $5.45/lb (+GST), pre-pay $44 each.
- Pork (Large Blacks and Yorkshires) available late Aug.  Dressed weight 100 - 120lbs, $6.95/lb (+GST), cut & wrapped, including fresh sausage, pre-pay $650/ whole pig or $325/ side.
- Eggs from free-run chickens, brown & white, available July.  Please pre-order, quantities are limited.  Delivery to Dawson once a week.  $8.50/doz (+GST), pay on delivery.
All animals are raised free range on mixed pasture; no growth hormones or chemicals used in meat production.

*Contact Alison Reid - email areid@northwestel.net*

A number of Whitehorse-area horse owners will be happy to provide you with horse manure once their corrals have thawed.
For a list of some of them, please contact Alison Reid via email.
Note that some may charge a fee. Please no drop-ins; be sure to contact horse owners in advance.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Feedback on Proposed Changes to Animal Health Act

Dear YAA members,

The Departments of Environment (Animal Health Unit), and Energy, Mines and Resources (Agriculture Branch) are working to modernize the Yukon's Animal Health Act.  Please see the letter below for more information and visit www.emr.gov.yk.ca or www.env.gov.yk.ca to complete a survey on the proposed changes.

Alternatively, to arrange a meeting, you can contact:
Tony Hill, Director Agriculture Branch at 867 667 5838 or tony.hill@gov.yk.ca;
Dr Mary VanderKop, Chief Veterinary Officer Environment, at 867 667 5582 or mary.vanderkop@gov.yk.ca;
Diane Nikitiuk, policy analyst Environment at 867 633 7978 or diane.nikitiuk@gov.yk.ca.


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