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Board Update – November 2018

November 9, 2018

Over the last few months, there have been questions from producers about the nationally developed service fee. The Board felt it is important for everyone to understand the rationale behind the Service Fee and Alberta’s current position. The Service Fee program was developed in 2014 in response to the increasingMore

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Nielsen Update

November 9, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to September 15, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.16 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 4.5% increase from the previous 4-week period (ending August 18st), and a 5.1% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore

Field Statistics Update

November 9, 2018

Here’s an update on how our farmers are doing with their on-farm programs so far this year: 117 SC-SC Layer evaluations have been completed in 2018 Alberta’s average score: 99.52% 86 Alberta farmers have scored a perfect 100% rating 136 Animal Care Program evaluations have been completed in 2018 Alberta’sMore

Starting January 1, 2019 Purchasing Pullets from an Accredited Grower is Mandatory

November 9, 2018

When you order your pullets, be sure to ask if your grower is accredited in the SC-SC Pullet program and has had an assessment in the past 12 months. As of January 1, 2019, it is mandatory for all egg farmers to source their pullets from an accredited grower –More

Exploring Feather Cover in Montana

November 9, 2018

When we heard that egg farmers in Montana were maintaining excellent feather cover in their brown, free run flocks, we were interested.  In October a small group of EFA staff and free run producers from EFA’s Production Management and Research Committees travelled down to Big Sky Colony to see whatMore

Access to Antimicrobials

November 9, 2018

As of December 1st, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only. Authorized Medicines Sales Outlets (AMSOs) will no longer be able to dispense prescription antimicrobials, as prescription products must be purchased from a veterinary practice entity (VPE) or pharmacy. Over the pastMore

USMCA Trade Update

November 9, 2018

On September 30, 2018, the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) was concluded, as a potential replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has facilitated free trade between the three nations since 1994. While additional time, analysis and clarification is required to fully understand theMore

Farm Health and Safety Producer Grant Program

November 9, 2018

Alberta Agriculture has opened this grant to help eligible agriculture employers comply with new occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and offset some of the costs employers may incur in complying with OHS regulations. Program details are as follows: Only farms with waged, non-family workers and a WCB account mayMore

Classified – November 2018

November 9, 2018

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