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BC Egg Takes Action

July 13, 2018

On July 12th, BC Egg released a statement that outlines their actions since they became aware of undercover video captured on BC Egg Farms late last month. This incident serves an important reminder that it is the responsibility of each and every farmer to uphold the high animal welfare standardsMore


Feather Cover

July 13, 2018

Laying hens have more than 8,000 feathers and feather tracts cover over 75% of their skin. Feathers help hens regulate their temperature and protect their skin from injury and infection. Maintaining good feather cover is important for bird welfare, egg production and feed conversion. In 2018 Egg Farmers of AlbertaMore


Shell Quality

July 13, 2018

A hen’s ability to create an egg is quite miraculous. Hens form each egg over a period of about 25 hours. Approximately 21 of those hours are used to form the eggshell – the egg rests in the shell gland where initially some water is added, making the outer whiteMore


Pilot Program Launched for Unregulated Farmers to Take Part in SC-SC

July 13, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta, in partnership with Egg Farmers of Canada, is pleased to announce that we will be offering an opportunity for unregulated egg farmers in Alberta to take part in the Start Clean – Stay CleanTM (SC-SC) on farm food safety program. Through participation in this program, unregulatedMore


New Resources Explaining the Egg Industry Available

July 13, 2018

At our June regional meetings, we heard from some of our farmers that they would like more information to support their learning about our Canadian egg industry. EFA has published 6 information sheets on our producer website under http://www.albertaeggproducers.com/all-about-quota/ on the following topics: The Federal-Provincial Agreement Quota Allocations Pricing andMore


Upcoming Events – July

July 13, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL July 8 -11 EFC Summer Conference Calgary, AB – July 17 AB Production Managment Committee Meeting        – – July 18 AB Research Committee Meeting Edmonton, AB – July 18 EFC Research Committee Learning Day Edmonton, AB –More


FEAP Extension Officers

July 13, 2018

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP) shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The Program is designed to encourage energy management, which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions It is funded via the climate levy. Farmers canMore


OH&S Update

July 13, 2018

The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Act sets minimum standards for protecting waged, non-family farm and ranch workers. On June 27, the Government announced the detailed technical rules that reflect the unique aspects of farming. The OH&S Code now includes some provisions that are unique to the agriculture sector. ThisMore


EFA’s 50 Anniversary Celebration

July 13, 2018

Mark your calendars so that you can join EFA in celebrating our 50th Anniversary! The event will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Wild Wild West Event Centre in Calgary. There will be lunch, entertainment and games! Each registered farm is welcome to bringMore


Nielsen Update – July

July 13, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to May 26, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.24 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 2.5% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending April 28th), and an 10.2% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore