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Director Development Program

November 10, 2017

The Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) Board of Directors has been exploring various avenues to help with Director recruitment. To that end, the Board has developed a Director Development Program, which will call on interested applicants to submit a letter to the Board, explaining why they might like to becomeMore


Upcoming Events

November 10, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, November 13 2017 Remembrance Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL December 7-8 EFA Board Meeting Calgary, AB – January 16 Regional Meeting, Winston Elks Club, formerly known the Elks Club Calgary, AB – January 17 Regional Meeting – Days InnMore


Egg Price Change

November 10, 2017

Effective November 12, 2017 : CANADA GRADE EGG SIZE CURRENT PRICE (12-Nov-17) PREVIOUS PRICE (29-Jan-17)  A Extra Large $2.150 $2.080 A Large $2.150 $2.080 A Medium $1.920 $1.850 A Small $1.550 $1.480 A Nest Run $2.025 $1.959 A Pee Wee $0.270 $0.270 B – $0.750 $0.750 C – $0.150 $0.150More


Changes to EFC Quota Credit Policy

November 10, 2017

The Quota Credit Policy is an incentive program offered by EFC to producers whose flocks are out of production for longer than the standard 7 day down-time. It allows producers to capture the lost production by allocating additional birds that can be placed at a later point in time, forMore


Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act

November 10, 2017

The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act passed on June 5, 2017. It included changes to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code that will apply to farms and ranches. These changes considered input from the farm and ranch technical working groups, which reviewed employment standards and labour relations, asMore


Learning from Hatching Ideas on Animal Welfare

November 10, 2017

The October issue of EggNotes included an update about Hatching Ideas on Animal Welfare (HIAW), a stakeholder engagement session hosted by EFA. This event brought together a wide variety of people engaged in the egg industry including retailers, researchers, government, graders, hatcheries and other service industries. You may be wonderingMore


Assessing Animal Welfare

November 10, 2017

In September, representatives from EFA attended the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare (WAFL) in Ede, Netherlands. Attendees learned more about how animal welfare can be measured and monitored on farms. There are three types of measures that can be used to assess welfare: 1. Resource based measurementsMore


Avian Influenza in our Backyard?

November 10, 2017

Will highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) strike North America this year? With no serious AI outbreaks in North America yet this year, it is easy to become complacent about the true degree of risk that AI represents.  However, we can learn a lot about the current level of risk byMore


Save the Date

November 10, 2017

Next year, Egg Farmers of Alberta is turning 50! To mark this significant occasion, EFA is inviting all producers and industry partners to a celebration at the Wild Wild West Event Centre in Calgary, on August 29, 2018. We hope you will join us!  


Be Seen Be Safe

November 10, 2017

The Alberta poultry industry is adopting Be Seen Be Safe, as a way of improving emergency preparedness and response efforts in the face of disease threats such as avian influenza. Producers are encouraged to take part by picking up your farm gate sign and downloading the app for your cellMore