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April 6, 2015 - Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) is proud to announce that Susan Schafers, Chair of the EFA Board of Directors, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Award of Distinction for Communication. Susan was presented with the award at AFAC’s annual Livestock…
Hon. Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (front row center) joined by Henry Zantingh - CFO Chair, Rob Dougans - CFO CEO, CFO Board Members and CFO District Committee Representatives from across the province to announce CFO's new Food Bank Donation Program at the Daily Bread…
 Numerous past chairs were able to participate in TFC’s 40th annual meeting in Ottawa On March 20th, 2014, in the halls of Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier Hotel, a gathering took place. Members of the Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC – formerly the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency – CTMA) enjoyed a luncheon…
November 20, 2014 - Egg Farmers of Canada has been named by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. Now in its 10th year, the national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. "It is such…
October 16, 2014 - Lors de la tenue du dernier conseil d’administration de la Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Québec (FPOQ), la directrice générale de l’Union des producteurs agricoles, Mme Guylaine Gosselin, fut invitée à procéder au tirage du gagnant du Programme d’aide au démarrage de nouveaux producteurs. Par conséquent, M. Alex Turcotte-Lauzier, de…
July 24, 2014 - The Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan has been given an investment of $275,000 to undertake a research project on disease control from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The announcement was made today by Member of Parliament Brad Trost, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, in Saskatoon.…
May 7, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - The Pullet Growers of Canada (PGC) is disappointed with the decision by Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, that PGC not be granted Part 2 Agency Status under the Farm Products Agencies Act of Canada, but PGC remains firmly committed to developing a…
April 30, 2014 - The Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) has announced that the application window for the New Entrant Program (NEP) is now open, giving individuals the chance to become Alberta’s newest egg farmer.   The New Entrant Program was established in order to assist individuals and families who want…
April 21, 2014 - Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) today announced a new campaign showcasing the "Natural Goodness" of Canadian eggs. The new campaign features eggs as a natural choice, which consumer research revealed to be very important.  "We know that more and more Canadians are choosing foods that are nutritious and wholesome," says Bonnie…
March 20, 2014- Chicken Farmers of Canada announced the election of its 2014 Executive Committee yesterday in Ottawa. The elections followed its annual general meeting. The 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, has chosen the following representatives:  Dave Janzen, re-elected as…
This is my final piece as the principal contributor to The Back Page. When I was invited a year ago to write the column, I accepted, but explained that I couldn’t do it for more than a year because of other commitments. So, what should my final article be about?…
The needs of the poultry industry are changing and Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is investing in enhanced capabilities and capacity to deliver that change. That investment began with the introduction of the CFO Flock Manager program in 2013.  Flock Manager is an online reporting system that has created a…
January 24, 2014 - The Quebec federation of egg producers (FPOCQ) have launched the the province's first food product traceability system, allowing consumers to trace eggs from farm to fork. FULL STORY 
Oct. 3, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the appointment of Debra Etsell as a member of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) effective immediately and will be for a three year term. “I’m confident that Ms. Etsell’s hands-on farming experience and passion for seeing the…
Jun. 10, 2013, Mississauga, ON - The Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) have decided to launch an electronic quota transfer system to provide a new and improved quota market mechanism for its farmers in 2014.Beginning in early 2014, buyers and sellers of Ontario egg and pullet quota will conduct transfers…
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