In mid-November the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation informed their member associations that the unit charge for processing registry work was increasing by 2%.
The Board of each member organization thus had to consider how they would respond to this news.
In late 2019 member associations were informed that the unit charge for processing work at CLRC was increasing by 17%. This provoked a detailed examination of the CGS fee schedule and some noticeable adjustments to fees were made.
The CGS Board carefully considered the latest news of the 2% fee increase from CLRC.
Their decision was to implement a very modest increase in fees, as of January 2021, to ensure that CGS was staying ahead of increased processing costs.
They prefer this route to periodic larger increases in fees.
CGS worked with CLRC to review proposed changes to allow CLRC time to program the changes and update our fee schedule.
Any registry work submitted electronically or mailed by December 31st will be processed based on the current fee schedule.
Work submitted electronically, or mailed, on or after January 1, 2021 will be processed based on the new fee schedule.
Should you have any questions please contact your local director or the CGS office.
CGS’ Board is determined to operate the association on a businesslike basis.
Week of December 21st
We will be available via email and by phone all week until noon on December 24th
Week of December 28th
We will be available Monday the 28th, Tuesday the 29th, Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st from 8:30 am Eastern till noon Eastern. Regular hours: 8:30 am Eastern till 4:30 pm Eastern on the first three days.
We wish all members and clients a wonderful Christmas and a great launch into 2021!
On Friday, December 18th a draft version of the national code of practice for care and handling of goats was released. Release of the draft version of the code represents a huge step forward in updating and enhancing the existing code of practice which was released in 2003.
Goat producers representing the meat, dairy and fibre aspects of goat production were involved in an enormous amount of work creating this draft. They were joined in their work by industry partner experts in animal health and care. We are posting the draft version along with this notice.
The time has arrived for YOU to make your comments about the draft. The comment period is open until February 22, 2021.
The CGS Board encourages all goat owners to study the draft code. If you have any comments on any aspect/aspects of the code please do so.
It is very simple to both access the code online and to provide your input. Simply click on this link and follow the instructions: https://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/goats
Just click on the red box on the top right of the screen and it will take you to the survey page where you can enter your comments.
This is a very important development for the all segments of the goat industry in Canada. We strongly encourage you to review the draft and make any and all comments you regard as appropriate.
Here’s a hot off of the press update on how registry work, processed on our behalf at CLRC, looks at the end of November-compared to end of November 2019 and all of 2019!
17% above the end of November 2019!
3% above all of 2019!
44% above the end of November 2019!
23% above all of 2019 already!!!!
3.5% above end of November last year and all of 2019!
REGISTRATION OF HERD NAMES AND TATTOO COMBINATIONS
40% and 43% above all of 2019! Yes, 40% more than all of 2019! Building for the future!
Looking forward to full year end comparisons!
CGS has received notice from CLRC that the first mailing set of membership renewal notices was sent Friday, December 4th.
These renewal notices were sent, at the request of CGS, to every current member who has a valid email address on file with CLRC.
If you received one of these email notices we encourage you to respond as soon as possible. The more responses that are received at CLRC over the next two weeks the smaller the number of paper/hard copy renewal notices have to be distributed in the second send of notices. Rapid response, will, thus, significantly reduce the overall cost to CGS of sending notices.
In this way everyone wins, you have a task done and dusted and are ready for 2021 activity. CGS has lower costs and growing income!
2020 membership numbers were up approximately 5% over 2019 totals so business is trending in exactly the right direction!
Let’s keep growth happening and efficiency rising!
CGS is actively seeking information on contacts, addresses, links for websites, etc. for provincial or regional goat associations that deal with purebred goat matters.
In the past we have published a listing of associations in the Quarterly magazine.
Examples of relevant associations have included:
- Alberta Goat Association
- Alberta Mohair Producers
- The Angora Breeders Association in Quebec
- British Columbia Goat Association
- Canadian Cashmere Producers Association
- Canadian Meat Goat Association
- Canadian National Goat federation
- Goat Association of Nova Scotia
- Manitoba Goat Association
- New Brunswick Goat Breeders Assoc.
- Saskatchewan Goat Breeders
- S.E.C. L.R.Q. in Quebec
- American Dairy Goat Association
- 4-H Canada
And other relevant associations could be included.
If you would like your provincial association included in a list for the CGS website and CGS publications please forward an email with full details to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from progressive associations who would like to have a listing!
Let’s rev up the information flow!
The wait is over! The CGS Quarterly has landed! Electronic version of the Fall 2020 magazine is now available here!
And we are already at work on a follow up newsletter with more information and results! Enjoy!
Let us know how we can improve this publication and make it more valuable for YOU!
A couple of weeks ago we informed you that the CGS Board had approved Brooklin Fair as the venue for the 2021 Eastern National Goat Show. That show will be held in early June.
We are now confirming that the Western National will be held in Duncan, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island! The Cowichan Exhibition Grounds will be home base for three days of exciting events.
On Friday, July 23rd a Youth Show will take center stage.
On Saturday, July 24th the Nationals will be the center piece of the whole weekend.
On Sunday, July 25th two more sanctioned shows will be held at the same location!
Additional highlights will include an online silent auction; a goat art auction and wine and cheese on Saturday night and very special prizes including art, milk stands, a tack box and baskets of goodies.
Time to start planning!
For any and all details please contact Jaki Ayton at email@example.com