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EFA Board Update

June 30, 2017

The Egg Farmers of Alberta Board of Directors would like to thank our fellow egg farmers and industry partners for a tremendous round of regional meetings, which introduced an exciting new format. It was great to see so many farmers engaged in discussion about a variety of pertinent topics. TheMore


Upcoming Events

June 30, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, July 3, 2017 Canada Day Monday, August 7, 2017 Heritage Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL July 7-16, 2017 Calgary Stampede Calgary, AB – July 10, 2017 Premier’s Stampede Breakfast Calgary, AB McDougall Centre July 10-12, 2017 EFC Producer ConferenceMore


Egg Price Change

June 30, 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

June 30, 2017

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to May 27, 2017 and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 2.98 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; an 11.0% decline from the previous 4-week period (ending April 29th), but a 2.4% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2016. More


Field Statistics

June 30, 2017

Here’s an update on how farmers are doing with their on-farm programs so far this year: Animal Care Program: 67 ACP evaluations have been completed in 2017 Alberta’s average score is 99.95% 61 facilities have received a rating of 100% Start Clean – Stay Clean Layer Program: 66 SC-SC evaluations have been completedMore


Producer Website

June 30, 2017

The producer website is bursting with new information!  On the homepage (www.albertaeggproducers.com) you will find follow-up information from the recent round of EFA Regional Meetings, an update on the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, and details about the Alberta government’s proposed Bill 17. Be sure toMore


Special Programs Lease Update

June 30, 2017

In an effort to encourage all in – all out flocks, and placements during the target months of January and May, EFA has adjusted the Special Programs Lease so that more egg farmers can benefit from the incentive.  There will now be up to 10,000 layers of quota set asideMore


Multi-Tier Pullet Rearing Systems

June 30, 2017

During a recent webinar hosted by Egg Farmers of Canada, Dr. Tina Widowski, from the University of Guelph, shared her research that links multi-tier pullet rearing systems to lifelong physical and behavioral benefits in laying hens.  Pullets raised in multi-tier pullet systems have more opportunities to exercise and learn behaviorsMore


Double Yolks

June 30, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes double yolk eggs? A double-yolk egg occurs when two egg yolks are released into a hen’s oviduct too close together, and are encased inside the same shell.  ‘Double yolkers’ occur naturally at a rate of about 1 in every 1,000 eggs, and are mostMore


Bill 17 Introduced

June 30, 2017

On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, or Bill 17.  Bill 17 includes a number of wide-ranging provisions designed to make changes to Alberta’s employment standards process and labour codes, including provisions that give farm and ranch workers the right to formMore