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EFA Board Update

September 8, 2017

Your Board of Directors invited 10 producers to participate in an End of Lay Depopulation Strategic Working Session on August 24th. The goals of the facilitated session were to: Develop a collective understanding of facts and a common language to use in discussions. Engage in discussions of the issue atMore


Upcoming Events

September 8, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, October 9, 2017 Thanksgiving Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL September 15 EFA Farm Tour for Marketing Council Lethbridge, AB – September 18-20 CCFI Public Trust Summit Calgary, AB – September 20 Hatching Ideas on Animal Welfare Calgary, AB – SeptemberMore


Egg Price Change

September 8, 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

September 8, 2017

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to August 19, 2017 and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 2.92 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 1.5% decline from the previous 4-week period (ending July 22nd), but a 2.0% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore


Furnished Housing Transition Plan

September 8, 2017

A plan has been finalized that will transition furnished housing systems in Alberta to the 2017 Code of Practice requirements.  The final 2017 Code of Practice was released in March.  Since that time, EFA’s Field Coordinators have been collecting information on the furnished systems in Alberta including details on perch,More


European Fipronil Recall

September 8, 2017

In late July, a scandal involving eggs came to light in Europe, with headlines like; “Egg Contamination Scare” and “Toxic Egg Scandal Grows” found in newspapers across the continent and around the world. Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in more than a dozen European countries afterMore


AgSafe Pilot Project

September 8, 2017

If farm managers are looking for assistance with their farm safety programming, AgSafe Alberta will send an Advisor to work with the manager on the farm.  The Advisor will gather information about the farm and assess the farm safety needs of each individual farm. During the first visit to theMore


Managing Mice

September 8, 2017

EFA’s Production Management Committee invited Phil Merrill, Alberta Agriculture’s Provincial Rat and Pest Specialist to their last meeting to share his top tips for managing mice in a layer barn. We would like to share Phil’s expertise, the same that has helped keep Alberta rat free, with you. Mice areMore


Phosphorus Watershed Project

September 8, 2017

You are invited to the Agriculture Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) tour in Acme Creek Watershed and Tindastoll Watershed.  There are two date to attend the tour: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Acme) Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Tindastoll) Please RSVPMore


Poultry Industry Emergency Preparedness

September 8, 2017

Emergency preparedness is a critical priority for Alberta’s poultry industry. Whether it be mitigating the risk of or responding to poultry disease, or managing a non-disease incident, the ability to rapidly respond to and manage emergencies is important to all of us in the poultry industry. The Alberta poultry industryMore