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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

Optimizing Cleaning and Disinfection

April 21, 2017

The Start Clean – Stay Clean™ program requires that egg farmers have 7 days downtime between flocks.  This time is to be used to clean and disinfect the barn, so that new flocks are introduced to a clean facility, free of bacteria or pathogens that may have been present in theMore