Services

There are several programs available for farmers and ranchers. Some of these are listed below. For a complete offering, please contact the

Alberta Weed Free Hay Program

Brazeau County Agricultural Services recognizes the growing demand for hay that has been inspected and certified as weed free. That's why we introduced a new program in 2006, which will promote an already valuable product to greater heights. For details on the Alberta Weed Free Hay Program, click here or visit Ropin' the Web.

 

Herbicide Exemption

Here at Brazeau County we understand that some ratepayers are against the use of herbicide and do not want it applied to the municipal right-of-way adjacent to his/her land. We want to meet the needs of ratepayers and therefore offer the "No Spray Program". Between the County and ratepayer an agreement is signed in which the ratepayer agrees to maintain adjacent municipal right-of-way for the purpose of weed and brush control without herbicides, in compliance with the Alberta Weed Control Act. To enter into an agreement with the County please visit the Administration building or fill out the form below. After filling out the form, please return it to County office. From there County crews will install signs at the beginning and end of the property. The deadline for this application is May 1 of every year and must be renewed annually. Inspections will be completed and if brush or weeds are deemed uncontrolled, the County will exercise the right to void the agreement.

 

Rental Program

Brazeau County’s Agricultural Service Department has several pieces of agricultural equipment available for rent. 

Examples of rental equipment include:

  • livestock handling equipment
  • sprayers
  • seeders
  • traps
  • signs

 

A complete list of rental equipment, including rental rates and damage deposit requirements, is available in the Rental Equipment Pamphlet.  Rental rates are set in accordance with the Schedule of Fees Bylaw. 

 

Photos and a detailed list of equipment specifications is available in the Rental Equipment Specs & Photos Listing.

 

All renters must abide by the Equipment Rental Policy AG-2.  Non-residents may rent equipment at a rate of 1.5 times the regular rate; however, priority is given to Brazeau County residents.  Non-profit groups such as 4-H clubs may use the livestock equipment free of charge but must still provide a security deposit and adhere to the AG-2 Policy.  

 

For further details or to book equipment rentals, contact the Agricultural Services Department at 780-542-7777.