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October 12, 2018

Four documents have been added: • Hen housing statistics in Alberta • Demand for specialty eggs • Summary of Marketings, Imports, IP, and exports • Quota Leasing pool statistics


Customer Service Survey Results

October 12, 2018

EFA conducted its annual Customer Service Survey back in July, asking registered producers and industry partners to participate, in order to help ensure EFA continues meeting the needs of our customers. EFA would like to thank the 24 stakeholders who returned completed surveys, and we look forward to even greaterMore


Quota Allotment Policy Update

October 12, 2018

The EFA Board of Directors has been working to finalize the Quota Allotment Policy, that will allow the transfer of quota from over base to base, since Marketing Council approved the Quota Governance and Management Principles in 2017. More recently, the Board reviewed results of the survey distributed to registeredMore


CEIRA offers Coverage for Specialty Production

October 12, 2018

CEIRA has been busy making changes to enhance their coverage for farmers in the egg industry. As of January 1, 2018, coverage for specialty production including free run, free range and organic, was provided for one year at no charge. Starting January 1, 2019 Specialty production coverage will be availableMore


Farm Energy and Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program

October 12, 2018

The FEAP Program cost shares 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. The Program offers financial support to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable FundingMore


Feather Cover Monitoring

October 12, 2018

In 2018, Egg Farmers of Alberta introduced Feather Cover Monitoring as a new flock management tool in the on farm program record keeping book.  Feather cover is important for many reasons: it is linked to the overall perception of bird welfare, it can impact a bird’s feed consumption, temperature regulation,More


Euthanasia Training Update for the Animal Care Program

October 12, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada has announced a postponement of the Stage 2 euthanasia training requirements that were scheduled to come into effect February 2019. The Animal Care Program is currently under review to align the program with the 2017 Code of Practice. The new Code contains several new euthanasia requirements,More


Clarifying Ammonia Test Requirements

October 12, 2018

If you have a production facility with 2 separate rooms to house your laying hens, the SC-SC program requires that you record ammonia in both rooms from October to March. Please note that for those farms that have not been recording ammonia in both rooms, these records must be maintainedMore


Feed Safety Management and Certification

October 12, 2018

Producers may have heard of “FeedAssure.” FeedAssure® is a comprehensive feed safety management and certification program developed by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) for the Canadian feed industry in 1999. It is a customized full HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) program of processes and controls that bringMore


Check your Cooler Temperatures  

October 12, 2018

As of August 15, 2018 critical control elements were introduced to the SC-SC Layer program. Since this date, we have seen a sharp increase in the number of Corrective Actions Requests (CARs) issued for cooler temperature being maintained between 10°C to 13°C. We would like to ask all of ourMore