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A Refresher on Salmonella

March 9, 2018

Sampling the barn environment for Salmonella Enteritidis is a cornerstone of Canada’s Start Clean – Stay CleanTM on farm food safety program. From time to time it’s a good idea to take a moment and reflect on why we take Salmonella so seriously in the egg industry, and to thinkMore

EFA Producer Website Update

March 9, 2018

Last year, during our annual meeting with Colony elders, EFA was asked to assemble and distribute a list of safe websites that would be helpful to Egg Managers – you will find this list here ( and posted on the EFA Producer Website. This list has been reviewed by EFAMore

Producer of the Year Award

March 9, 2018

The Producer of the Year Award recognizes a registered egg producer in Alberta who has demonstrated exceptional standards and work over the past year in all aspects of their egg operation. EFA would like to congratulate the winner of the 2017 Producer of the Year award, Jerry Hofer from FairviewMore

Egg Ambassador Workshop Reminder

March 9, 2018

As a reminder to all egg farmers who would like to be involved in EFA’s 2018 Egg Ambassador program, there is still time to register for the upcoming workshops! If you are interested in being an Egg Ambassador in 2018, or even just want to learn more about the EggMore

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

Nielsen Update

March 9, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to February 3, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.18 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 9.6% decrease from the previous 4-week period (ending January 6th), and a 3.2% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore

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

Upcoming Events – March 2018

March 9, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL March 19 Egg Ambassador Workshop Red Deer Sheraton Hotel March 14 & 15 AFAC Livestock Care Conference Olds – March 20 Pullet Growers of Canada AGM Ottawa – March 21 EFC AGM Ottawa – March 22 Egg Ambassador Workshop LethbridgeMore

Quota Leasing Pool Update

March 9, 2018

The 2018/2019 quota leasing pool was finalized and all the quota requested from the pool was available. • 98 producers put their quota into the pool, for a total of 401,580 units. • 69 producers requested a total of 344,740 units of quota from the pool • 59,759 units ofMore

Board Update – March 2018

March 9, 2018

It was great to see so many producers converge in Red Deer on February 26 & 27, first for the Western Poultry Conference and secondly for our 49th Annual General Meeting. Following our trial last year, Phillip du Plessix acted as our presiding offer and allowed your Board of DirectorsMore

2017 Board