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Alberta Egg Farm Energy Assessments

May 11, 2018

Thanks to funding from Growing Forward 2, from January to March 2018 3D Energy and Prism Engineering completed energy assessments for 9 existing layer (and pullet) barns. They also completed pre-construction consultations for 5 farmers building new facilities. While each participating producer received their own personalized report, the findings andMore


Employment Standards

April 13, 2018

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Regulation has been significantly updated with changes that came into effect on January 1, 2018. Changes and additions to existing laws cover areas like; leave eligibility, maternity/paternity leave, minimum wage, youth employment, overtime and holiday pay. The changes impact agriculture employers and employees in bothMore


SC-SC Program Changes Coming – Effective August 15, 2018

April 13, 2018

EFC has been conducting an in-depth review of the Start Clean – Stay CleanTM Layer Program.  During the review, recommendations have been brought forward to strengthen the food safety program and processes. The following changes to the SC-SCTM Layer program have been approved by EFC’s Board of Directors and willMore


Be Seen Be Safe Update

March 9, 2018

At the January Regional meetings and at the recent AGM, there have been presentations about the Be Seen Be Safe geo-fencing system. Be Seen Be Safe is helping the poultry industry in Alberta improve emergency preparedness and response efforts by providing a real time, virtual visitor logbook that monitors peopleMore