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Nielsen Update

January 11, 2019

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to December 8, 2018 (year-end data for 2018), and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.27 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 3.7% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending November 10th), and a 4.6% increase in sales comparedMore


Board Update – December 2018

December 19, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta implemented the Director Development Program (DDP) earlier this year, to engage the membership and stimulate Board succession planning. A Board-appointed registered producer may participate in EFA Board meetings as a non-voting Director, to gain exposure to how the EFA Board operates and to become more familiarMore


EFA Board of Director’s Nomination

December 19, 2018

At EFA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, two seats on the EFA Board of Directors will need to be filled. Susan Schafers has completed two consecutive 3-year terms and must stand down. Beatrice Visser has completed her first term and is eligible for re-election. Producers will receive a nomination package inMore


EFA Annual General Meeting

December 19, 2018

EFA is preparing for its 50th Annual General Meeting, which is being held in Red Deer on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. EFA is looking forward to hosting a large crowd of registered egg farmers, value chain partners and industry stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information about EFA’s upcoming AGM inMore


Levy Update

December 19, 2018

For 2019, The Rate of Lay (ROL) for period 1 to 7 is 25.44/dozen/hen and for periods 8 to 13 the ROL will be 26.54/dozen/hen EFC’s budget for 2019 has the national levy at $.2695/dozen which is unchanged from current with the PIF levy at $.2340/dozen. The EFA Board reviewedMore


Quota Update

December 19, 2018

The EFC Board of Directors approved a motion in November that seeks prior approval for a quota increase of 1,443,475 birds nationally, to be effective December 30, 2018 (week 1/16). Alberta’s share of this allocation amounts to a total of 200,066 layers. EFC has submitted the appropriate quota order amendmentsMore


Service Fee Update

December 19, 2018

As an update on the Service Fee situation: the EFC Board of Directors has deferred a decision on the QAC Compliance Policy until their February 6, 2019 Board meeting. The EFA Board sees this deferral as an opportunity to continue discussions and is communicating with EFC and working on logisticsMore


Over Base Quota Fee Update

December 19, 2018

As part of the producer consultation regarding the development of the new Quota Allotment Policy, concerns were expressed about continuing on with any type of fee on issued quota. Accordingly, the Board decided to remove the Quota User Fee and replace it with levy. The Sustainable Growth Fund will replaceMore


Quota Leasing Pool – GST Update

December 19, 2018

On August 31, 2018 a letter was sent to all producers regarding the GST treatment on the transactions for the Quota Leasing Pool. Since then we have continued to rectify the issue. The steps taken are as follows: Shared the unintended consequence of the GST legislation with other Egg Boards,More


December 31st Deadline for Specialty Production Coverage

December 19, 2018

All farmers with specialty production including free run, free range and organic, can opt-in for specialty production coverage through CEIRA until December 31, 2018. All farms with specialty production should have received an invoice directly from CEIRA for their supplemental premium. If the supplemental premium is paid to CEIRA byMore