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Save the Date – EFA 50th Anniversary

May 11, 2018

This year, Egg Farmers of Alberta is turning 50! Can you believe it?! To mark this significant occasion, EFA is inviting all producers and industry partners to a celebration at the Wild Wild West Event Centre in Calgary on August 29, 2018 from 11am – 3pm. Stay tuned for SaveMore


Nielsen Update – May 2018

May 11, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to March 31, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.36 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 3.4% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending March 3rd), and an 11.8% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore


EFA Board Update – May 2018

May 11, 2018

The Board met with the Egg Industry Advisory Committee (EIAC) and had a really great discussion on what sustainability means to our industry and how that drives the decisions we make. Our definition has always been for our organization to be socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable. It isMore


CAP Volunteers Needed

April 13, 2018

EFA is a proud member and supporter of the Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP), which has been helping to teach grade 4 students about agriculture since 1985. CAP is a fantastic opportunity for EFA’s Egg Ambassadors to talk to kids about egg farming, and to help explain where their food comesMore


Welcome Home Christina

April 13, 2018

EFA would like to welcome back Christina from her amazing adventures over in New Zealand. She will be returning to the office on Monday, April 23 and back to full-time hours. She would love to hear from you but give her a couple of days to get back as manyMore


Upcoming Events – April 2018

April 13, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL April 19 Mass Depopulation Committee Meeting EFA Office – April 19-20 EFA Board Meeting EFA Office – May 3 EFA Board Meeting Red Deer – June 4 EFA Summer Meeting Registration & Hotel Deadline – – We are pleased toMore


Egg Ambassador Reactions on EFA’s 50th Anniversary

April 13, 2018

Egg Ambassador Reactions on EFA’s 50th Anniversary In response to the request made at EFA’s regional meetings in January for farmers to share their insights and memories to help EFA celebrate its 50th anniversary, a couple experienced Egg Ambassadors have stepped forward to answer the call. As promised, EFA isMore


Improve Egg Quality, Improve your Bottom Line

April 13, 2018

For every cracked egg that comes off your collection system, you are losing potential income.  Did you know that it is not uncommon to see 4-6% breakage during the process of egg gathering alone?  Broken and cracked eggs can result in significant losses – but there is a lot youMore


Managing Feather Cover

April 13, 2018

This year, Egg Farmers of Alberta introduced feather cover monitoring to the record keeping books with the goal of helping our farmers identify issues early and to act as a tool for managing feather cover. As you are starting to get more comfortable with monitoring feather cover, you may beMore


Egg Ambassadors

April 13, 2018

Egg Ambassadors play a vital role for EFA, when it comes to both promoting the provincial egg industry, and educating the public about where their food comes from and how it was produced. More importantly, Egg Ambassadors put a face on egg farming, allowing consumers to make a personal connectionMore