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EFA Board Update

October 13, 2017

September was an extremely busy month for both the EFA Board and staff.  EFA took members of Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council on a tour of an egg farm and the province’s only egg breaking plant, to introduce them to the egg industry.  This engagement was a huge success, asMore


Upcoming Events

October 13, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, November 13 2017 Remembrance Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL October 17 Grader Advisory Committee Meeting Calgary, AB – Octoebr 23-26 Canadian Poultry & Egg Processors Council National Meeting Calgary, AB – October 25 Federal Provincial Meeting (FPA) Ottawa, ONMore


Egg Price Change

October 13, 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


Quota Exchange Policy Update

October 13, 2017

At the EFA Board Meeting on September 25, 2017, the Quota Exchange Policy survey results were reviewed, to determine whether any additional points need to be considered as part of the policy development.  Some changes have been made, as a result of this consultation and consideration of new information.  AMore


10-Year Rule Extension Policy Update

October 13, 2017

At the EFA Board Meeting on September 25, 2017, the 10-Year Rule Extension Policy survey results were reviewed, to determine whether any additional points need to be considered before finalizing the policy. The Board has now finalized the policy, which is moving into the implementation phase. A summary of theMore


Nielsen Data

October 13, 2017

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to September 16, 2017 and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 3.04 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 4.40% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending August 19th), and a 1.8% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore


Government Relations Update

October 13, 2017

EFA has been busy engaging Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, both on our own and with our supply managed partners in the SM5, to build relationships and discuss a number of pertinent topics.  EFA took Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, including several newly appointed members, on a trip designed to introduceMore


Launching the Updated Pullet Animal Care Checklist

October 13, 2017

Egg Farmers of Alberta is pleased to announce that we will be launching an updated Pullet Animal Care Checklist in the last quarter of 2017.  This checklist is an educational tool for Pullet Growers, designed to clearly demonstrate where your facility sits compared to the 2017 Code of Practice recommendations. More


Fogging for Enhanced Cleaning & Disenfection

October 13, 2017

Fogging is a secondary method of disinfecting your barn.  After you’ve completed your main disinfection process, typically with a sprayer in your barn, you can use fogging to get into nooks and crannies that your first round may have missed. There are three methods available for fogging, all with differentMore


Security Reminder

October 13, 2017

There have been recent reports of trespassing on poultry farms in Western Canada.  We would like to remind all our farmers to be vigilant in your farm security in order to protect your family, your animals and your property.  Take a moment to review the recommendations for farm security below:More