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Foot Health Monitoring – A tool for Flock Management

February 8, 2019

In 2018, EFA have included feather cover monitoring as the newest outcome based measure in your record keeping books. By monitoring outcome based measures in your flock, you can identify changes or issues early, which can aide you in understanding possible causes of the problem and thus potential solutions. FootMore

Dry Cleaning SE Test

February 8, 2019

EFC has clarified that a facility is considered to dry-clean when all or a portion of the laying facility is dry-cleaned (ie just the housing system) or when the laying facility is wet washed without detergent. Note that even when dry cleaning, the full facility must be disinfected. As ofMore

Pullet Animal Care

February 8, 2019

At this time, there is no Animal Care Program in place for pullet growers. EFA continues to support the development of a national Pullet Animal Care program in partnership with the Pullet Growers of Canada and Egg Farmers of Canada. We understand that the updated Animal Care Program for layersMore

Interim Housing Standards

January 11, 2019

As of January 10, 2019, Egg Farmers of Canada will begin auditing farmers on “Interim Housing Standards”.  These standards reflect the 2017 Code of Practice requirements and are being audited to help farmers identify where facilities are not meeting requirements prior to the release of the re-developed Animal Care Program. More