EFA Blog

Brant Colony Celebrates Grand Opening of Net-Zero Layer Barn

July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 (Calgary, AB) – Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) was thrilled to host more than 40 distinguished guests at Brant Colony on Monday, July 25, for the grand opening of the Canadian egg industry’s first net-zero layer barn. Brant Colony’s egg manager, Darrel Mandel, lead the group –More


EFA’s 2016 Stampede Blog

July 12, 2016

Can you believe we are already midway through Stampede? But no need to worry, there’s still time to visit us and our hens at Ag-tivity in the City, located in the Agrium Western Event Centre. We’re here until 9pm every evening until Sunday – come visit our farmers and the hens!More


NET-0 Egg Barn Blog – Egg Collection

April 29, 2016

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #7 – Egg Collection: April 29/2016 Having an efficient egg collection strategy is critical for every layer operation, to ensure that they contribute to providing a stable supply of fresh, locally produced eggs for all Albertans. Before construction even began, the design had to be just right,More


NET-0 Egg Barn Blog – Managing Manure

April 28, 2016

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #6 – Managing Manure: April 28/2016 Brant Colony has paid close attention to every detail throughout the design and construction of their net-zero barn, including their plan for chicken manure.  Effective manure management is a key component of environmentally responsible farming for the entire colony. A dedicated 60′ x 30′More