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Pullets for Sale

May 11, 2018

500 Shaver white pullets for sale turning 19 wks  Aug.13.2018 Call Walter at 403 534 2166 ext 169 or email at [email protected]


Calling all farm direct producers… you are invited to attend the following events

May 11, 2018

Farm Registration for Alberta Open Farm Days Alberta Open Farm Days returns this August 18-19, and farms have until May 31 to register. Last year’s event broke records with 101 host farms; 20,000 visits; 22 farm-to-table culinary events; and over $146,000 in on-farm sales. Open Farm Days contributes to buildingMore


EFA June Regional Meetings

May 11, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta will be hosting a series of regional meetings in June, to provide updates and information about a variety of important issues, to producers and industry partners. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Calgary (Acclaim Hotel, 123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary) Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Grande PrairieMore


Event Season has Officially Begun

May 11, 2018

It’s officially that time of year again when all our events kick off and we go out into the community and teach young and old all about local eggs in Alberta. There was a great turn out at Aggie Days Calgary, Aggie Days Lethbridge and Amazing Ag in Edmonton. WeMore


U of A PRC Summer Internships

May 11, 2018

The University of Alberta recently implemented a November “reading week” break to match a long-standing February reading week break. This additional week without scheduled classes and laboratories was approved by the university with the intent that academic programming would be scheduled during this week to assist students in their programsMore


Visitor Log Books

May 11, 2018

A visitor log book for each of your barns is a requirement for Start Clean – Stay CleanTM and the Animal Care programs. Each visitor who accesses your barn needs to read the Visitor Policy and then sign the log book. This process ensures that every visitor is aware thatMore


Be Seen Be Safe

May 11, 2018

There has been a promising increase in the adoption of the Be Seen Be Safe Geofencing system in Alberta’s poultry industry since the February AGM. Visitor records have increased across all 4 poultry associations, with a 78% increase from February to March (see the graph below)! User signups have alsoMore


Director Development Program Update

May 11, 2018

The EFA Board of Directors have reviewed the requirements of the Director Development Program (DDP), based on feedback received from the EFA regional meetings in January. After careful consideration, the Board has decided to remove the requirement for candidates to have at least 5 years of experience in the eggMore


Alberta Egg Farm Energy Assessments

May 11, 2018

Thanks to funding from Growing Forward 2, from January to March 2018 3D Energy and Prism Engineering completed energy assessments for 9 existing layer (and pullet) barns. They also completed pre-construction consultations for 5 farmers building new facilities. While each participating producer received their own personalized report, the findings andMore


Upcoming Events – May 2018

May 11, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL May 21 Office Closed – Victoria Day EFA Office – June 12 Calgary Regional Meeting Acclaim Hotel – June 13 Gran Prairie Regional Meeting Pomeroy Hotel – June 14 Leduc Regional Meeting Royal Executive Inn – June 19 & 20More