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January Nielsen Update

January 12, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to December 9, 2017 (year-end figures for 2017) and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 3.16 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 0.3% decrease from the previous 4-week period (ending November 11th), and a 2.7% increase in sales comparedMore


Regulatory Review

January 12, 2018

All marketing boards and commissions operating under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act are subject to a mandatory review of the regulations for their respective organization every five years. A review of the Egg Farmers of Alberta regulations and any amendments need to be completed by the fall of 2019.More


Alberta EFP is instituting a renewal period

January 12, 2018

Adapted from http://www.albertaefp.com/recent-announcements/alberta-efp-instituting-renewal-period Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter dated within the last 10 years to be considered current and eligible for cost-share funding with the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change programs of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). That means, for example, ifMore


Upcoming Events – January 2018

January 12, 2018

Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL Jan 16 Calgary Regional Meeting Calgary, AB Winston Club Jan 17 Edmonton Regional Meeting Edmonton, AB Best Western Jan 24 & 25 Lethbridge Regional Meeting Lethbridge, AB Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre Jan 31 EFA Office Grader Meeting Calgary,More


Be Seen Be Safe

January 12, 2018

For the past 2 months, the Alberta Poultry industry has been working to adopt Be Seen Be Safe as a way of improving our emergency preparedness and response efforts in the face of disease threats such as avian influenza. All commercial poultry farms in Alberta have been geofenced, making itMore


PEEP Update

January 12, 2018

The average score on PEEP moved from 72% in 2016 to 79% in 2017. There are now more than 30 producers scoring 90% and above! In 2017, EFA set a goal of having 90% of farms pass PEEP. Producers were able to exceed this goal with 91% of producers nowMore


Flock Talk – Titres and Techniques

January 12, 2018

Over 55 producers attended the Alberta Agriculture Flock Talk meetings in December, which focused on troubleshooting vaccine application and sprayers, and reading and interpreting serology reports. Leanne Cooley from Grayridge Farms and Harold Echeverry from Merck covered a significant amount of content. Over 95% of producers attending the sessions indicatedMore


Assessing Animal Welfare (Continued from November edition…)

January 12, 2018

In September 2017 representatives from EFA attended the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare (WAFL) in Ede, Netherlands. In the November issue of EggNotes we discussed learnings related to how animal welfare can be measured on farm. There are three types of measurements typically used: Resource based, managementMore


Board Update – January 2018

January 12, 2018

Happy new year from your Egg Farmers of Alberta Board of Directors! We are looking forward to starting 2018 on the right foot, with an engaging and informative round of regional meetings this month. The Board encourages all producers to not only attend, but actively participate in the discussions, asMore