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BC Egg Takes Action

July 13, 2018

On July 12th, BC Egg released a statement that outlines their actions since they became aware of undercover video captured on BC Egg Farms late last month. This incident serves an important reminder that it is the responsibility of each and every farmer to uphold the high animal welfare standardsMore


Feather Cover

July 13, 2018

Laying hens have more than 8,000 feathers and feather tracts cover over 75% of their skin. Feathers help hens regulate their temperature and protect their skin from injury and infection. Maintaining good feather cover is important for bird welfare, egg production and feed conversion. In 2018 Egg Farmers of AlbertaMore


Managing Feather Cover

April 13, 2018

This year, Egg Farmers of Alberta introduced feather cover monitoring to the record keeping books with the goal of helping our farmers identify issues early and to act as a tool for managing feather cover. As you are starting to get more comfortable with monitoring feather cover, you may beMore


Avian Infuenza Detected in Missouri

March 9, 2018

This week, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) issued notification of a presumptive low-pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza outbreak that has been detected on a commercial turkey farm in Missouri. The results came from routine testing and the birds had shown no signs of illness. This is the first detectionMore