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Upcoming Events January 2019

February 8, 2019

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL February 7 EFC Industry Orientation Session Ottawa – February 8 EFA Board Meeting Calgary – February 25 Western Poultry Conference Red Deer – February 25 Alberta Poultry Reception Red Deer – February 25 Western Poultry Conference Red Deer – FebruaryMore


Canadian Agriculture Day

February 8, 2019

Canada’s Agriculture Day is February 12, 2019. This is an opportunity to showcase all the amazing things happening in our industry and create a closer connection with consumers about where their food comes from, and the people who produce it. Canada’s Agriculture Day was created by Agriculture More Than EverMore


Alberta Trucking Regulations – Class 1 Licensing

February 8, 2019

Egg Farmers of Alberta has recently learned of new trucking regulations that are set to come into effect on March 1, 2019 and may impact farmers that use semi-tractor trailers to transport birds. This information is provided to bring awareness and help you prepare for the changes.\ •Public scrutiny hasMore


Become an Egg Ambassador

February 8, 2019

Do you want to be an Egg Ambassador for this industry that you’re passionate about? Would you like to learn more about the program and how you can get involved? EFA will be hosting 3 Egg Ambassador workshops this March, in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, in the hopes of givingMore


Ventilation Flock Talks: Heating Systems

February 8, 2019

In November, over 50 attendees participated in the Flock Talk, “Ventilation: Exchanging Expertise”. We are including a series of articles in EggNotes as part of an ongoing effort to share learnings from those sessions. This article focuses on heating systems. RECIRCULATING/STIR FANS •Recirculating/stir fans are good for moving heat, butMore


2018 Farm Program Results are in!

February 8, 2019

We are pleased to present you with an overview of 2018’s final farm program results. As we compile these year end statistics it always brings me a sense of pride to see how well our farmers perform in their food safety, animal care and environmental programs. We know that suchMore


Egg Quality Assurance Program Launches this February!

February 8, 2019

The EQA is a new program being launched across Canada this February and will help to highlight the strict requirements Canadian egg farmers are already meeting! EQA certified eggs come from farmers that are passing the SC-SC food safety and Animal Care Programs. When Canadians see the EQA mark onMore


Hen Housing Survey

February 8, 2019

Starting this February, Egg Farmers of Alberta is going to begin delivering a hen housing survey. We will be issuing this survey twice a year tocapture more accurate information on housing capacity and transitions. This information will help forecast how quickly quota allocations will be placed, how quickly hen housingMore


Foot Health Monitoring – A tool for Flock Management

February 8, 2019

In 2018, EFA have included feather cover monitoring as the newest outcome based measure in your record keeping books. By monitoring outcome based measures in your flock, you can identify changes or issues early, which can aide you in understanding possible causes of the problem and thus potential solutions. FootMore


Dry Cleaning SE Test

February 8, 2019

EFC has clarified that a facility is considered to dry-clean when all or a portion of the laying facility is dry-cleaned (ie just the housing system) or when the laying facility is wet washed without detergent. Note that even when dry cleaning, the full facility must be disinfected. As ofMore