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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


SC-SC and Animal Care – 2017 Recap

February 9, 2018

We know that there is a lot involved in managing an egg farm with healthy hens producing quality eggs. In 2017 farmers demonstrated again how dedicated they are to their professions as egg farmers by performing egg-ceptionally well in their on farm programs! 2017’s average score in the Animal CareMore


Feather Cover Monitoring

February 9, 2018

f you picked up a new record-keeping book for 2018 you will notice a new addition – feather cover monitoring! In 2018, EFA is encouraging each farmer, regardless of the housing system used, to start monitoring feather cover in their layer flocks. Monitoring feather cover is voluntary, however, through theMore