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NET-0 Egg Barn Blog – 2 Years Later

December 3, 2018

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #9 – 2 Years Later: December 3/2018 When we last visited the net-zero egg barn at Brant Colony, back in December 2016, egg manager Darrel Mandel was caring for his first flock, and the live-feed cameras had just come online.  Fast-forwarding two years, Darrel isMore


Lights, Cameras, Cluck!

December 8, 2016

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #8 – Egg Collection: December 8/2016 EFA partnered with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry in 2014, and began the journey of building a net-zero egg barn in Alberta.  A feasibility study was completed, and potential egg farm partners were sought out.  In addition to all the technical requirementsMore


NET-0 Egg Barn Blog – Egg Collection

April 29, 2016

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #7 – Egg Collection: April 29/2016 Having an efficient egg collection strategy is critical for every layer operation, to ensure that they contribute to providing a stable supply of fresh, locally produced eggs for all Albertans. Before construction even began, the design had to be just right,More


NET-0 Egg Barn Blog – Managing Manure

April 28, 2016

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #6 – Managing Manure: April 28/2016 Brant Colony has paid close attention to every detail throughout the design and construction of their net-zero barn, including their plan for chicken manure.  Effective manure management is a key component of environmentally responsible farming for the entire colony. A dedicated 60′ x 30′More