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Farm Energy Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program Open

February 9, 2018

www.agriculture.alberta.ca/feap FEAP is a combination of two discontinued GF2 programs: On-Farm Energy Management Program Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program (Stream C) By combining these two programs, a single program can be offered across the whole agricultural value-chain, for energy efficiency and energy management projects. Program Description: The Farm Energy and Agri-ProcessingMore


Calling all Egg Ambassadors!

February 9, 2018

With the new year comes another opportunity for Alberta egg farmers to become Egg Ambassadors! There are many ways that Egg Ambassadors can represent EFA and the Alberta egg industry. Whether it’s attending public events like the Calgary Stampede, becoming a farmer profiled on EFA’s website, engaging consumers on socialMore


SC-SC and Animal Care – 2017 Recap

February 9, 2018

We know that there is a lot involved in managing an egg farm with healthy hens producing quality eggs. In 2017 farmers demonstrated again how dedicated they are to their professions as egg farmers by performing egg-ceptionally well in their on farm programs! 2017’s average score in the Animal CareMore


Feather Cover Monitoring

February 9, 2018

f you picked up a new record-keeping book for 2018 you will notice a new addition – feather cover monitoring! In 2018, EFA is encouraging each farmer, regardless of the housing system used, to start monitoring feather cover in their layer flocks. Monitoring feather cover is voluntary, however, through theMore


Clarification on Ammonia and Temperature Records

February 9, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada has recently provided clarification on the requirements for recording ammonia levels and barn temperatures in facilities that have more than one room for housing birds. “Farmers with a barn that has two separate rooms, with a wall between them, have to perform an ammonia test inMore


Western Poultry Conference

February 9, 2018

The 4th Annual Western Poultry Conference will take place in Red Deer February 26, the day before the poultry AGMs. The conference presentations are designed to be practical and will cover a wide range of topics including: Measuring Performance beyond Productivity Supporting immune function AOPA Permitting Requirements – a PracticalMore


2018 Livestock Care Conference

February 9, 2018

The annual Livestock Care Conference brings together industry experts, stakeholders and producers to discuss latest trends and issues in the livestock industry in Alberta. The conference will be held in Olds, Alberta on March 14 and 15 2018. To register and find out speaker and general info go to: www.afac.ab.ca/livestock-care-conferenceMore


Bill 6

February 9, 2018

The technical working groups studying occupational health and safety have submitted their recommendations outlining how provincial legislation could apply to farms and ranches. The deadline to review the recommendations and provide feedback has been extended to February 26, 2018. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/farm-and-ranch-consultations.aspx for a summary of the recommendations. Written commentsMore


Upcoming Events – February 2018

February 9, 2018

Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL Feb 8 EFA Board Meeting Calgary, AB EFA Office Feb 9 Mass Depopulation Committee Meeting Calgary, AB EFA Office Feb 26 Western Poultry Conference Red Deer, AB Sheraton Feb 27 EFA AGM Red Deer, AB Sheraton


EFA Director Development Program

February 9, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta recently launched the Director Development Program (DDP), which is designed to engage the farmer membership and stimulate Board succession planning. Each year, a Board appointed registered producer will be able to participate in Board meetings as a non-voting Director, to gain exposure to how the EFAMore