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Fogging for Enhanced Cleaning & Disenfection

October 13, 2017

Fogging is a secondary method of disinfecting your barn.  After you’ve completed your main disinfection process, typically with a sprayer in your barn, you can use fogging to get into nooks and crannies that your first round may have missed. There are three methods available for fogging, all with differentMore


European Fipronil Recall

September 8, 2017

In late July, a scandal involving eggs came to light in Europe, with headlines like; “Egg Contamination Scare” and “Toxic Egg Scandal Grows” found in newspapers across the continent and around the world. Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in more than a dozen European countries afterMore


Managing Mice

September 8, 2017

EFA’s Production Management Committee invited Phil Merrill, Alberta Agriculture’s Provincial Rat and Pest Specialist to their last meeting to share his top tips for managing mice in a layer barn. We would like to share Phil’s expertise, the same that has helped keep Alberta rat free, with you. Mice areMore


Double Yolks

June 30, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes double yolk eggs? A double-yolk egg occurs when two egg yolks are released into a hen’s oviduct too close together, and are encased inside the same shell.  ‘Double yolkers’ occur naturally at a rate of about 1 in every 1,000 eggs, and are mostMore