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CAP Volunteers Needed

April 13, 2018

EFA is a proud member and supporter of the Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP), which has been helping to teach grade 4 students about agriculture since 1985. CAP is a fantastic opportunity for EFA’s Egg Ambassadors to talk to kids about egg farming, and to help explain where their food comesMore


Welcome Home Christina

April 13, 2018

EFA would like to welcome back Christina from her amazing adventures over in New Zealand. She will be returning to the office on Monday, April 23 and back to full-time hours. She would love to hear from you but give her a couple of days to get back as manyMore


Upcoming Events – April 2018

April 13, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL April 19 Mass Depopulation Committee Meeting EFA Office – April 19-20 EFA Board Meeting EFA Office – May 3 EFA Board Meeting Red Deer – June 4 EFA Summer Meeting Registration & Hotel Deadline – – We are pleased toMore


Egg Ambassador Reactions on EFA’s 50th Anniversary

April 13, 2018

Egg Ambassador Reactions on EFA’s 50th Anniversary In response to the request made at EFA’s regional meetings in January for farmers to share their insights and memories to help EFA celebrate its 50th anniversary, a couple experienced Egg Ambassadors have stepped forward to answer the call. As promised, EFA isMore


Improve Egg Quality, Improve your Bottom Line

April 13, 2018

For every cracked egg that comes off your collection system, you are losing potential income.  Did you know that it is not uncommon to see 4-6% breakage during the process of egg gathering alone?  Broken and cracked eggs can result in significant losses – but there is a lot youMore


Managing Feather Cover

April 13, 2018

This year, Egg Farmers of Alberta introduced feather cover monitoring to the record keeping books with the goal of helping our farmers identify issues early and to act as a tool for managing feather cover. As you are starting to get more comfortable with monitoring feather cover, you may beMore


Egg Ambassadors

April 13, 2018

Egg Ambassadors play a vital role for EFA, when it comes to both promoting the provincial egg industry, and educating the public about where their food comes from and how it was produced. More importantly, Egg Ambassadors put a face on egg farming, allowing consumers to make a personal connectionMore


Employment Standards

April 13, 2018

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Regulation has been significantly updated with changes that came into effect on January 1, 2018. Changes and additions to existing laws cover areas like; leave eligibility, maternity/paternity leave, minimum wage, youth employment, overtime and holiday pay. The changes impact agriculture employers and employees in bothMore


SC-SC Program Changes Coming – Effective August 15, 2018

April 13, 2018

EFC has been conducting an in-depth review of the Start Clean – Stay CleanTM Layer Program.  During the review, recommendations have been brought forward to strengthen the food safety program and processes. The following changes to the SC-SCTM Layer program have been approved by EFC’s Board of Directors and willMore


10 Year Extension

April 13, 2018

406,116 birds were placed in the pool and 344,910 were requested allowing all requests for quota from the pool to be filled at 100%. Because of excess supply, producer payments for quota put into the pool have been pro-rated to $6.2782. These figures are subject to change with any furtherMore