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Pullet Animal Care

February 8, 2019

At this time, there is no Animal Care Program in place for pullet growers. EFA continues to support the development of a national Pullet Animal Care program in partnership with the Pullet Growers of Canada and Egg Farmers of Canada. We understand that the updated Animal Care Program for layersMore


Western Poultry Conference

February 8, 2019

There is still time to register for the Western Poultry Conference! The conference will be held on February 25, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:00pm in Red Deer at the Sheraton Hotel. This year’s conference agenda includes some exciting topics including: whole barn gassing,antibiotic alternatives, energy efficiency and mental health awareness.More


EFA Annual General Meeting

February 8, 2019

EFA hopes to see a large turnout of registered egg farmers, value chain partners and industry stakeholders, as we host our 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, February 26th. The AGM will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. Following a review of EFA’s Annual Report, electionsMore


Board Update – February

February 8, 2019

Another round of Regional Meetings has come and gone, and the Board of Directors wants to thank all the producers who travelled to listen, learn and engage. We had record turnouts! Many producers had questions around the upcoming changes to the national Animal Care and Start-Clean, Stay-Clean programs. Nationally aMore


Welcome Baby Griffin

January 11, 2019

Jenna had little Astrid Stephanie Rae on her due date, December 26 at 5:32 pm. 6 lbs 12 oz and 49 cm long. Jenna says they are all doing well!


Join Us for the 2019 January Regional Meetings

January 11, 2019

Welcome to 2019! What better way to start off the new year than by connecting with friends from your industry and learning something new! EFA invites egg managers to join us at our January regional meetings (please note that this is a closed meeting, for producers only). We have aMore


Interim Housing Standards

January 11, 2019

As of January 10, 2019, Egg Farmers of Canada will begin auditing farmers on “Interim Housing Standards”.  These standards reflect the 2017 Code of Practice requirements and are being audited to help farmers identify where facilities are not meeting requirements prior to the release of the re-developed Animal Care Program. More


Ventilation Flock Talks: Minimum Winter Ventilation

January 11, 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. We thought that this January, as the temperatures are likely to drop, it would be aMore


New Egg Manager Town Hall Call

January 11, 2019

On December 11, 2018 EFA hosted a Town Hall Call for New Egg Managers. On the call, we welcomed Steve Laycock of Real Solutions Plus to share some insights on Managing Egg Quality and Michael Hofer from Sunrise Colony to talk about the lessons he learned on his journey fromMore


2019 Record Keeping Book Changes

January 11, 2019

At the January regional meetings EFA will be distributing record keeping books for the 2019 on farm programs. We have made a number of changes to this year’s books to both improve, and to address on farm program changes. Below is a summary of the changes (in the order theyMore