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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


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