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Upcoming Events – December 2017

December 8, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas Day Tuesday, December 16, 2017 Boxing Day Monday, January 1, 2018 New Years Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL December 13 Production Management Committee Meeting Calgary, AB EFA Office July 8-10 EFC Summer Meeting Calgary, ABMore


The Rondeel Story

December 8, 2017

Earlier this Fall, 3 EFA representatives had the opportunity to visit the Vencomatic campus in Eersel, Netherlands and met with Peter Vengerling, Director of Corporate Affairs.  During our visit, Peter told us the story of how the unique Rondeel housing system was developed and now we’d like to share thisMore


Farm Program Reminders

December 8, 2017

There are a number of requirements coming into effect through EFA’s Animal Care and On Farm food safety policies at the end of 2018 that we would like you to keep in mind as you prepare for the year ahead and beyond. • As of January 1, 2019 egg farmersMore


Bill 6

December 8, 2017

The technical working groups studying occupational health and safety have submitted their recommendations outlining how provincial legislation could apply to farms and ranches. You’re encouraged to review the recommendations and provide feedback in writing by Jan. 15, 2018. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/farm-and-ranch-consultations.aspx for a summary of the recommendations. Written comments canMore


Vaccination Report

December 8, 2017

As part of a disease risk management project funded by Alberta Agriculture and EFA’s research budget, 4 producers that had a history of repeat positives (positive in at least 2 of the previous 3 years) with Salmonella Typhimurium (ST) or Salmonella Heidelberg (SH) had their flocks vaccinated with an injectedMore


Vaccination Q & A

December 8, 2017

Q&A with Dr. Elise A. Myers, Technical Services Manager, Merck  Q1: What is the link between IBV, vaccinations, and E.Coli infections?  Escherichia coli (E. coli) are generally considered to be opportunistic bacteria. This means that in order to infect and cause disease in birds, there generally has to be someMore


Director Development Program

November 10, 2017

The Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) Board of Directors has been exploring various avenues to help with Director recruitment. To that end, the Board has developed a Director Development Program, which will call on interested applicants to submit a letter to the Board, explaining why they might like to becomeMore


Upcoming Events

November 10, 2017

EFA Office Closures: DATE EVENT Monday, November 13 2017 Remembrance Day Upcoming Events & Meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL December 7-8 EFA Board Meeting Calgary, AB – January 16 Regional Meeting, Winston Elks Club, formerly known the Elks Club Calgary, AB – January 17 Regional Meeting – Days InnMore


Egg Price Change

November 10, 2017

Effective November 12, 2017 : CANADA GRADE EGG SIZE CURRENT PRICE (12-Nov-17) PREVIOUS PRICE (29-Jan-17)  A Extra Large $2.150 $2.080 A Large $2.150 $2.080 A Medium $1.920 $1.850 A Small $1.550 $1.480 A Nest Run $2.025 $1.959 A Pee Wee $0.270 $0.270 B – $0.750 $0.750 C – $0.150 $0.150More


Changes to EFC Quota Credit Policy

November 10, 2017

The Quota Credit Policy is an incentive program offered by EFC to producers whose flocks are out of production for longer than the standard 7 day down-time. It allows producers to capture the lost production by allocating additional birds that can be placed at a later point in time, forMore