EggNotes

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Egg Ambassadors

April 17, 2019

EFA would like to thank all the egg farmers who came out to the Egg Ambassador workshops last month, which were hosted in Leduc, Calgary and Lethbridge. In total, 36 farmers participated, including 16 new recruits. It is fantastic to see so many egg farmers getting engaged to help shareMore


Establishing a Valid Vet/Client Relationship

April 17, 2019

In December of 2018 new federal regulations came into effect, requiring that all antibiotics (category 1, 2 and 3) be dispensed only by veterinarian prescription. Feed mills also require a prescription in order to sell medicated feed. Category 4 antibiotics can still be purchased over the counter and included inMore


Form 7 Marketing Reports

April 17, 2019

EFA is working together with Egg Farmers of Canada to improve the quality of information collected from the Form 7 Marketing reports. Earlier this year, we began collecting information on the type of egg production including egg colour and housing type – thank-you for including this information in your reports!More


Investigating Salmonella

April 17, 2019

At the January Regional meetings, a number of farmers requested that EFA provide options fo farmers who want to investigate reoccurring cases of Salmonella. On farm follow up of is currently available for farms that test positive for a provincially reportable serotype of Salmonella including Enteritidis,Heidelberg and Typhimirium DT104. TheseMore


Help Promote Be Seen Be Safe! 

April 17, 2019

Imagine that a serious, highly contagious poultry disease is suspected on a layer farm in Alberta.  The impacted farm is visited regularly by field staff from EFA and EFC, a grader who pick-up eggs, their feed company to delivery feed, a nutritionist and salesmen representing hatcheries and other service providers.   More


Birds for Sale

April 17, 2019

Birds for sale: Dekalb, 19 weeks old on June 25, 2019. Please contact Philip Wipf @ [email protected]  


Foot Health and Litter Management

April 17, 2019

Earlier this year, EFA introduced a tool for monitoring foot health in your record keeping books. We hope that you are finding this to be a helpful management tool for your flock. A key factor in laying hen foot health is litter quality. Keeping litter in free run facilities dryMore


Code Interpretation on Litter

April 17, 2019

The Code of Practice requires that hens housed in litter-based systems must be provided with continuous access to litter. A request for a Code of Practice Interpretation was submitted to ask for clarification on whether bedding must be added to aviary systems, or whether the gradual accumulation of litter overMore


Ventilation Flock Talks: Cooling and Misting Systems

April 17, 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, our final article in the series, focuses on cooling and misting systems which you may find helpful as theMore


Nielsen Update

April 17, 2019

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to March 2nd, 2019, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.3 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 1.1% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending February 2nd), and a 0.6% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore