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Board Update – June 2018

June 8, 2018

EFC Summer Conference: July 9 – July 11, 2018 Egg Farmers of Alberta is proud to host egg farmers from around the county this year for EFC’s Summer Meeting from July 8-11 in Calgary. The Board of Directors are extending an invitation for all Alberta egg producers to join usMore

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Upcoming Events – June 2018

June 8, 2018

Upcoming events and meetings: DATE  EVENT / MEETING LOCATION DETAIL June 12 Calgary Regional Meeting Acclaim Hotel – June 13 Gran Prairie Regional Meeting Pomeroy Hotel – June 14 Leduc Regional Meeting Royal Executive Inn – June 19 & 20 Lethbridge Regional Meeting Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre –More

PEEP Update

June 8, 2018

We are nearly half way through the year and EFA’s field staff have been busy reviewing PEEP with farmers: 147 assessments have already been completed to date! The following statistics may be of interest to you: 20/147 farmers scored greater than 90% – congratulations! The average score is approximately 76%More

Summer Farm Employment Program

June 8, 2018

Would you like to hire extra help for the farm this summer? The Summer Farm Employment Program provides up to $500.00 of wage support per month to farmers who hire young people to work on the farm. To qualify you must be a full time farmer and employees must beMore

Events that Engage!

June 8, 2018

We are busy and diving right into our events season here at EFA! Did you know that we do four major events all before the Calgary Stampede? Going out into the community is a great way to interact and engage with new consumers about the egg industry. We often haveMore

Green Certificate Program for Poultry has been Launched!

June 8, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta is thrilled that a Green Certificate Program in Poultry is now available! In 2015, our Industry Development Officer, Jenna Griffin, spearheaded the development of this program with the goal of educating more young people about the egg industry and increasing the number of knowledgeable people thatMore

Field Statistics Update

June 8, 2018

Here’s an update on how farmers are doing with their on-farm programs so far in 2018: 152 PEEP evaluations have been completed in 2018 o Average score: 76.16% 39 SC-SC Layer evaluations have been completed so far in 2018 o Alberta’s average score: 99.82% o 30 Alberta farmers have scoredMore

Focus on Egg Quality – Haugh Units

June 8, 2018

The Haugh unit (pronounced “how”) is a measure of internal egg quality. Developed by Raymond Haugh in 1937, the Haugh unit is a measure of egg protein based on the height of its egg white (albumen) and the weight of the egg. For this test, an egg is weighed, thenMore