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New Executive Committee for Alberta Farm Animal Care

Posted: March 31, 2014

Alberta Farm Animal Care, the partnership of Alberta's major livestock groups, with a mandate to promote responsible, humane animal care within the livestock industry, has elected a new producer Executive Committee.

The 2014 annual general meeting of the organization in Edmonton recently saw Brian Chomlak of Alberta Beef Producers take over as chair, replacing Heini Hehli of Alberta Milk. Hehli remains on the board.

James Jenkins of Western Stock Growers Association is the new vice-chair and Ite Veurink of Alberta Chicken Producers is new finance chair. Laurie Fries of Alberta Goat Breeders Association was elected director at large.

AFAC board member organizations cover the broad industry. They include: Alberta Auction Markets Association; Alberta Beef Producers; Alberta Chicken Producers; Alberta Equestrian Federation; Alberta Federation of Agriculture; Alberta Goat Breeders Association; Alberta Hatching Egg Producers; Alberta Lamb Producers; Alberta Milk; Alberta Pork; Alberta Turkey Producers; Alberta Veterinary Medical Association; Egg Farmers of Alberta; University of Alberta, Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences; University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine; Western Stock Growers Association; and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

A number of additional groups serve as Active Members of AFAC and as general supporters of AFAC, including colleges, food companies, meat processors, agribusinesses and individuals, among others.

More information on AFAC is available at www.afac.ab.ca.