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Learning from Hatching Ideas on Animal Welfare

November 10, 2017

The October issue of EggNotes included an update about Hatching Ideas on Animal Welfare (HIAW), a stakeholder engagement session hosted by EFA. This event brought together a wide variety of people engaged in the egg industry including retailers, researchers, government, graders, hatcheries and other service industries. You may be wonderingMore

Assessing Animal Welfare

November 10, 2017

In September, representatives from EFA attended the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare (WAFL) in Ede, Netherlands. Attendees learned more about how animal welfare can be measured and monitored on farms. There are three types of measures that can be used to assess welfare: 1. Resource based measurementsMore

Avian Influenza in our Backyard?

November 10, 2017

Will highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) strike North America this year? With no serious AI outbreaks in North America yet this year, it is easy to become complacent about the true degree of risk that AI represents.  However, we can learn a lot about the current level of risk byMore

Be Seen Be Safe

November 10, 2017

The Alberta poultry industry is adopting Be Seen Be Safe, as a way of improving emergency preparedness and response efforts in the face of disease threats such as avian influenza. Producers are encouraged to take part by picking up your farm gate sign and downloading the app for your cellMore