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Furnished Housing Transition Plan

September 8, 2017

A plan has been finalized that will transition furnished housing systems in Alberta to the 2017 Code of Practice requirements.  The final 2017 Code of Practice was released in March.  Since that time, EFA’s Field Coordinators have been collecting information on the furnished systems in Alberta including details on perch,More


Poultry Industry Emergency Preparedness

September 8, 2017

Emergency preparedness is a critical priority for Alberta’s poultry industry. Whether it be mitigating the risk of or responding to poultry disease, or managing a non-disease incident, the ability to rapidly respond to and manage emergencies is important to all of us in the poultry industry. The Alberta poultry industryMore


SC-SC Pullet Accreditation

August 11, 2017

The Start Clean – Stay Clean (™) (SC-SC) Pullet program is an on farm food safety program that provides guidelines on things like biosecurity and pest management to keep pullets healthy and free from disease.   Since the program was introduced in 2009, our farmers have supported the program, with allMore


United Federation of Animal Welfare & Humane Slaughter Association Conference

August 11, 2017

In June, the United Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW) and the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) cohosted a symposium in the United Kingdom (UK) on the Welfare Impacts of Controlled Atmosphere Stunning (CAS). To get a broader perspective on the welfare science related to gassing and LAPS, including international regulations andMore