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Flock Talk – Titres and Techniques

January 12, 2018

Over 55 producers attended the Alberta Agriculture Flock Talk meetings in December, which focused on troubleshooting vaccine application and sprayers, and reading and interpreting serology reports. Leanne Cooley from Grayridge Farms and Harold Echeverry from Merck covered a significant amount of content. Over 95% of producers attending the sessions indicatedMore


Assessing Animal Welfare (Continued from November edition…)

January 12, 2018

In September 2017 representatives from EFA attended the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare (WAFL) in Ede, Netherlands. In the November issue of EggNotes we discussed learnings related to how animal welfare can be measured on farm. There are three types of measurements typically used: Resource based, managementMore


The Rondeel Story

December 8, 2017

Earlier this Fall, 3 EFA representatives had the opportunity to visit the Vencomatic campus in Eersel, Netherlands and met with Peter Vengerling, Director of Corporate Affairs.  During our visit, Peter told us the story of how the unique Rondeel housing system was developed and now we’d like to share thisMore


Farm Program Reminders

December 8, 2017

There are a number of requirements coming into effect through EFA’s Animal Care and On Farm food safety policies at the end of 2018 that we would like you to keep in mind as you prepare for the year ahead and beyond. • As of January 1, 2019 egg farmersMore