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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


Energy Efficiency

August 11, 2017

PEEP Question 4.1 encourages producers to move away from incandescent lighting toward fluorescent or LED lighting. Even if you have an older barn, it may make sense to consider this transition as payback periods can be relatively short (2-5 years). This is particularly true if you can carry forward goodMore