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Board Update – December 2018

December 19, 2018

Egg Farmers of Alberta implemented the Director Development Program (DDP) earlier this year, to engage the membership and stimulate Board succession planning. A Board-appointed registered producer may participate in EFA Board meetings as a non-voting Director, to gain exposure to how the EFA Board operates and to become more familiarMore

2018 Board

EFA Board of Director’s Nomination

December 19, 2018

At EFA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, two seats on the EFA Board of Directors will need to be filled. Susan Schafers has completed two consecutive 3-year terms and must stand down. Beatrice Visser has completed her first term and is eligible for re-election. Producers will receive a nomination package inMore

EFA Annual General Meeting

December 19, 2018

EFA is preparing for its 50th Annual General Meeting, which is being held in Red Deer on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. EFA is looking forward to hosting a large crowd of registered egg farmers, value chain partners and industry stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information about EFA’s upcoming AGM inMore

Levy Update

December 19, 2018

For 2019, The Rate of Lay (ROL) for period 1 to 7 is 25.44/dozen/hen and for periods 8 to 13 the ROL will be 26.54/dozen/hen EFC’s budget for 2019 has the national levy at $.2695/dozen which is unchanged from current with the PIF levy at $.2340/dozen. The EFA Board reviewedMore

Quota Update

December 19, 2018

The EFC Board of Directors approved a motion in November that seeks prior approval for a quota increase of 1,443,475 birds nationally, to be effective December 30, 2018 (week 1/16). Alberta’s share of this allocation amounts to a total of 200,066 layers. EFC has submitted the appropriate quota order amendmentsMore

Service Fee Update

December 19, 2018

As an update on the Service Fee situation: the EFC Board of Directors has deferred a decision on the QAC Compliance Policy until their February 6, 2019 Board meeting. The EFA Board sees this deferral as an opportunity to continue discussions and is communicating with EFC and working on logisticsMore

Over Base Quota Fee Update

December 19, 2018

As part of the producer consultation regarding the development of the new Quota Allotment Policy, concerns were expressed about continuing on with any type of fee on issued quota. Accordingly, the Board decided to remove the Quota User Fee and replace it with levy. The Sustainable Growth Fund will replaceMore

Quota Leasing Pool – GST Update

December 19, 2018

On August 31, 2018 a letter was sent to all producers regarding the GST treatment on the transactions for the Quota Leasing Pool. Since then we have continued to rectify the issue. The steps taken are as follows: Shared the unintended consequence of the GST legislation with other Egg Boards,More

December 31st Deadline for Specialty Production Coverage

December 19, 2018

All farmers with specialty production including free run, free range and organic, can opt-in for specialty production coverage through CEIRA until December 31, 2018. All farms with specialty production should have received an invoice directly from CEIRA for their supplemental premium. If the supplemental premium is paid to CEIRA byMore

Ventilation Flock Talks

December 19, 2018

In November, over 50 attendees participated in the Flock Talk, “Ventilation: Exchanging Expertise”. EFA would like to thank the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) for helping to fund the workshops as well as our speakers Len Mandel, Mike Froese, and Luke and Kyle from 3D Energy. A big thanks also goesMore