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AgSafe Alberta

December 12, 2017

Hurry– limited time only opportunity! As you know, Donna Trottier has been working for the livestock and crop organizations over the past several months to develop farm safety training resources for producers through a $500,000 grant from the Alberta Government. These “AgSafe Alberta” branded resources are now ready to takeMore


EFA Regional Producer Meetings

December 11, 2017

EFA will be hosting a series of regional producer meetings in January provide updates and key information about a variety of important issues. • January 16, 2018 – Calgary (Winston Golf Club – formerly the Elks Club) • January 17, 2018 – Edmonton (Best Western, Leduc – formerly Days Inn)More


EFA Board Update – December 2017

December 8, 2017

At their Board meeting on November 7, Egg Farmers of Canada provided an outlook for 2018, as well as an update about ongoing international trade negotiations. In 2017, the average growth of egg sales has been over 5%, and continuing this strong growth is anticipated for 2018, although perhaps onMore


Quota Update – December 2017

December 8, 2017

The EFC Board of Directors approved a motion in November that seeks prior approval for a quota increase of 869,934 birds nationally, to be effective December 31, 2017 (week 1/18). Alberta’s share of this allocation amounts to a total of 124,211 layers. EFC has submitted the appropriate quota order amendmentsMore


Over Base Quota Fee Update

December 8, 2017

The Over Base Quota Fee is set on an annual basis using the following criteria: • The fee is set at the beginning of each year • The annual user fee will be a minimum of $0.00 and a maximum of $3.00/bird • The estimated year-end balance in the OverMore


Levy Update – December 2017

December 8, 2017

EFC’s budget for 2018 is projecting a phased-in levy decrease of 6 cents per dozen over the course of the year. The need for the levy decrease is due to high Urner Barry prices, which have a positive impact on the Pooled Income Fund. The current PIF levy will remainMore


EFA Director Nominations

December 8, 2017

At EFA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, two seats on the EFA Board of Directors will need to be filled. Byron Toews has completed his first term, which was to fill the seat left vacant when Ben Waldner resigned in 2015. Byron is available for re-election. Peter Waldner was appointed byMore


EFA Annual General Meeting

December 8, 2017

EFA is preparing for its 49th Annual General Meeting, which is being held in Red Deer on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. EFA looks forward to hosting a large crowd of registered egg farmers, value chain partners and industry stakeholders, as we kickoff EFA’s 50th anniversary year! Stay tuned for moreMore


Egg Price Change – December 2017

December 8, 2017

Effective November 12, 2017: CANADA GRADE EGG SIZE CURRENT PRICE (29-Jan-17) PREVIOUS PRICE (14-Aug-16)  A Extra Large $2.130 $2.080 A Large $2.130 $2.080 A Medium $1.900 $1.850 A Small $1.530 $1.480 A Nest Run $2.006 $1.959 A Pee Wee $0.270 $0.270 B – $0.750 $0.750 C – $0.150 $0.150 Note:More


Nielsen Update – December 2017

December 8, 2017

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to November 11, 2017 and indicates that in the latest 4-week period, 3.17 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 0.9% decrease from the previous 4-week period (ending October 14th), and a 7.3% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore