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EFA Board Update

August 11, 2017

Marketing Council has been working with the five supply managed marketing boards over the last 12 months in developing management principles. We were recently informed that Minister Carlier has officially approved the Quota Governance and Management Principles that were developed. EFA supports the following fundamentals of quota governance and management:More


Upcoming Events

August 11, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, September 4, 2017 Labour Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL August 23, 2017 Grader Advisory Committee Meeting Calgary, AB – August 24, 2017 Mass Depopulation Visioning Session Calgary, AB –


Egg Price Change

August 11, 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


New Entrant Program Amendments

August 11, 2017

At the EFA Board of Directors meeting on June 20, 2017, the Board decided to further amend the New Entrant Program (NEP). Providing all existing new entrants with the 2017 increase, which amounts to 105 units of over base quota (1,500 x 7.0185%). The allotment of the 2017 quota increaseMore


SC-SC Pullet Accreditation

August 11, 2017

The Start Clean – Stay Clean (™) (SC-SC) Pullet program is an on farm food safety program that provides guidelines on things like biosecurity and pest management to keep pullets healthy and free from disease.   Since the program was introduced in 2009, our farmers have supported the program, with allMore


Energy Efficiency

August 11, 2017

PEEP Question 4.1 encourages producers to move away from incandescent lighting toward fluorescent or LED lighting. Even if you have an older barn, it may make sense to consider this transition as payback periods can be relatively short (2-5 years). This is particularly true if you can carry forward goodMore


Growing Forward 2 – Solar Grants

August 11, 2017

The Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics – On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program reopened on July 26, but there are some significant changes to be noted. Retroactive projects will no longer be accepted. If a project has been initiated prior to the approval of the application, it will not be accepted.More


Farm Safety

August 11, 2017

Over the past couple of months Murray and Dave have been collecting “Near Miss” stories and records. They had the opportunity to have a discussion with over 55 farmers to date! Here are some interesting statistics from those visits: 2 incidents involved children under the age of 10 9 incidentsMore


United Federation of Animal Welfare & Humane Slaughter Association Conference

August 11, 2017

In June, the United Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW) and the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) cohosted a symposium in the United Kingdom (UK) on the Welfare Impacts of Controlled Atmosphere Stunning (CAS). To get a broader perspective on the welfare science related to gassing and LAPS, including international regulations andMore


National Program Advisory Committee

August 11, 2017

The federal Agriculture and Agri-Foods ministry has launched a more transparent, merit-based selection process for the National Program Advisory Committee (NPAC). The NPAC selection process will focus on identifying high-quality candidates who demonstrate Canada’s diversity. NPAC serves as the primary mechanism for producer consultations with respect to the business riskMore