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EFA Board Update

April 21, 2017

Egg Farmers of Alberta recently hosted its 48th Annual General Meeting, which was incredibly successful thanks to wonderful attendance by egg farmers and industry stakeholders from across Canada, and the hard work of the EFA staff. Egg farmers shared positive feedback about the use of a parliamentarian to lead theMore


2017 Code of Practice Released

April 21, 2017

The final 2017 Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pullets and Laying Hens was released on March 27, 2017, following a review that was initiated in 2012.  The updated Code of Practice is of the utmost importance to the egg industry, as it provides a solid foundationMore


Upcoming Events

April 21, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, May 22, 2017 Victoria Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL April 25-26, 2017 Aggie Days Lethbridge Lethbridge, AB – April 26, 2017 AFAC Poultry Transportation Workshop Leduc, AB – April 26, 2017 FPA Meeting Ottawa, ON – April 27,More


Egg Price Change

April 21, 2017

Effective January 29, 2017: CANADA GRADE EGG SIZE CURRENT PRICE (29-Jan-17) PREVIOUS PRICE (14-Aug-16)  A Extra Large $2.130 $2.080 A Large $2.130 $2.080 A Medium $1.900 $1.850 A Small $1.530 $1.480 A Nest Run $2.006 $1.959 A Pee Wee $0.270 $0.270 B – $0.750 $0.750 C – $0.150 $0.150 Note:More


Nielsen Data

April 21, 2017

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to March 4, 2017 and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 3.06 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 1.0% decline from the previous 4-week period (ending February 4th), but a 1.9% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2016.More


Field Statistics

April 21, 2017

With over a quarter of 2017 already in the books, here is an update about how farmers are doing with their on-farm programs so far this year. Animal Care Program: 40 ACP evaluations have been completed in 2017 Alberta’s average score is 99.95% 35 facilities have received a rating ofMore


Update on Infectious Bronchitis Problem in Eastern Canada

April 21, 2017

This article is presented to you by the Poultry Health Services veterinary team Infectious Bronchitis (IBV) is a viral disease that causes a drop in egg production and egg shell quality. This is a problem in table egg layers, as well as in broiler breeders. Although there are many otherMore


AgCoalition

April 21, 2017

Following the announcement of Bill 6 legislation, the Government of Alberta appointed 72 participants to six consultation tables, to review various aspects of the intended legislative framework.  The table topics included employment standards, labor relations, Occupational Health and Safety codes, best practices and education.  The newly formed AgCoalition responded withMore


Optimizing Cleaning and Disinfection

April 21, 2017

The Start Clean – Stay Clean™ program requires that egg farmers have 7 days downtime between flocks.  This time is to be used to clean and disinfect the barn, so that new flocks are introduced to a clean facility, free of bacteria or pathogens that may have been present in theMore


Avian Influenza Town Hall Call

April 21, 2017

Alberta egg farmers were invited to join the poultry industry for an Avian Influenza Town Hall Call on March 30, to learn from experts on topics related to keeping disease off your farm, AI outbreaks occurring around the world, on-farm feed mixing risks, and effective cleaning & disinfecting of your transitionMore