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ALMA names representatives for five committees

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The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency has tapped into the province’s livestock and meat production talent pool for advisory committees to guide the agency’s work.

“When I announced the strategy and the creation of ALMA, I promised that industry would remain the driver,” provincial Agriculture Minister George Groeneveld said in a release announcing the new committees.

“The advisory committee members possess a great deal of knowledge and will help ensure the success of our livestock and meat industry.”

The five new committees are: cattle producers, beef processors, the pork value chain, the diversified livestock sector and “innovation and further value-added.”

Committee members come from all sectors of the province’s livestock and meat processing industries.

ALMA, set up by the province starting in June last year, is intended to align and redirect government funds, resources and programs to “revitalize” the province’s livestock sector and help boost industry competitiveness and profitability, with market access among its priorities.

The new advisory committees are expected to “provide advice on issues facing industry, support the implementation of the Alberta Livestock and Meat Strategy and provide a forum for industry representatives to share information, while working within a positive and co-operative atmosphere.”

“The insight and experience of these respected committee members will enable us to develop and implement many important initiatives that will help create a more vibrant future for our industry,” ALMA board chairman Joe Makowecki said in the province’s release.

A full list of members is available at

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