Canadian Poultry

Canadian Poultry
Precision Feeding

Precision Feeding

Controlling individual bird feed intake to match body weight targets can realize genetic potential

James and Brenda McIntosh recognized with award

James and Brenda McIntosh recognized with award

James and Brenda McIntosh are the 2014 recipients of the Ed McKinley Poultry Worker of the Year award

Gilbert Matheson

Gilbert Matheson

He’s been eagerly crossing the road between his childhood home and his grandparents farm in southern New Brunswick since he was a toddler. Gilbert Matheson was by his grandparents’ side, gathering eggs, tending cattle and working fields. Today, Gilbert and his wife, Stacy, call the farmstead at Grant’s Breeder Farm Ltd. in Kars, N.B. their own and cross that barnyard alongside their five children as they carry on the family farm.

Poultry Code of Practice gets funding needed for update

Poultry Code of Practice gets funding needed for update

the federal government is providing $2.2 million in funding to update the poultry codes of practice

Joint Venture

Joint Venture

When it comes to genetics, it’s no secret that choice is fairly limited for Canadian turkey growers.

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Profiles

(LtoR) John Penner,  EFC Chief Executive Officer Tim Lambert, Kurt Siemens, EFC Chairman Peter Clarke, and Marcel Laviolette were some of the farmers present at EFC Downtown diner. Social Responsibility

  Geneve Newcombe and her husband Craig, egg farmers in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, feel strongly about teaching their children about the value of giving back to the community. So when Geneve heard that Egg Farmers of Canada was a sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, she didn’t hesitate: she and her three children, all in their late teens and early 20s, signed up to take part in the run in Halifax. The family has done the run twice now — happy to do something for others, and pleased that Egg Farmers of Canada is a sponsor of the event. Social responsibility comes naturally to egg farmers. Right from the beginning, EFC has always strived to incorporate social responsibility into all aspects of its organization. Tradition of Agriculture“I believe that social responsibility is rooted in our traditions as an agricultural industry,” says Peter Clarke, chairman of Egg Farmers of Canada. “When egg farmers came together in the 1970s to develop a self-regulating supply management system, they were demonstrating a willingness to work together for the common good of consumers and farmers. They also understood there was a need to earn the trust of their stakeholders by operating in a socially responsible manner. Research has confirmed this. Through donations, fundraising, sponsorship, volunteering and taking part in events, nine out of ten farmers are giving back. Across the country, they are strong contributors to their communities. Deep Roots“Because most egg farms in Canada are family-owned and have often been operating through several generations, our farmers are deeply rooted in and committed to giving back to their communities,” adds Peter Clarke. Egg boards are also strong community supporters. Egg boards and EFC contribute more than $1 million a year to causes through donations, fundraising and sponsorship of community events and organizations. Collectively, they support close to 200 community programs, causes, charities and events. EFC has been collaborating with Food Banks Canada for more than two decades, and over the years it has donated millions of eggs to the organization — more than one million last year alone. At one of its recent events in Ottawa, Egg Farmers of Canada hosted a successful Downtown Diner near Parliament Hill. EFC served egg sandwiches created by Marc Doiron, a chef and owner of the local restaurant Town, to parliamentarians, their staff and the public; in return, the organization encouraged donations to Food Banks Canada and added their own donation. As a result EFC was able to present Food Banks Canada with a $10,000 cheque. Earlier this year, Egg Farmers of Canada announced a new partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada, an organization that gives children access to a nourishing breakfast. Supply ManagementGeneve Newcombe says the system of supply management is part of the underpinning of egg farmers’ commitment to their community. By giving egg farmers an income they can count on, the system brings stability to the industry and enables farmers to think about more than just the future of their farm. “Stability helps keep you anchored in the community,” she says. And being anchored in the community makes it easier to give back.    

Policy/Business

Egg Farmers of Canada is proud to be the 2014 recipient of the Crystal Egg Award for outstanding commitment to corporate and social responsibility EFC awarded Crystal Egg Award by International Egg Commission

  September 15, 2014 - The Egg Farmers of Canada is the 2014 recipient of the Crystal Egg Award for outstanding commitment to corporate and social responsibility.  It was presented to the organization by the International Egg Commission last week in Edinburgh, Scotland. The International Egg Commission, currently celebrating their 50th anniversary, made the announcement at their annual Gala where hundreds of delegates from across the world gathered to share best practices, discuss global trends and emerging opportunities in the international egg industry. "Social responsibility has been a pillar at Egg Farmers of Canada for many years. Through sponsorships and partnerships, donations and awareness campaigns, our farmers make it a priority to give back to their community", said Peter Clarke, Chairman of Egg Farmers of Canada. "This award goes to all of our farmers and our dedicated staff who work hard every day and who live up to this mission". Egg Farmers of Canada is working with many national organisations, such as Breakfast Club of Canada and Food Banks Canada to promote healthy living at home and in the classroom. They also sponsor events such as the Forum for Young Canadians, who welcomes students from across the country in the nation's capital and teach them the roots of Canadian politics. "We sponsor many events through the year that are close to our farmer's heart. For example, we are very proud to be the Official Nutritional Partner of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, coming up on October 5th"," added Peter Clarke. Among many initiatives, Egg Farmers of Canada recently took part in a Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraising activity, gives staff time to volunteer and became a partner of BullFrog Power, a step taken under EFC's Office Green Initiative that aims to reduce the company's environmental impact. "At the end of the day, we know responsibility, integrity and community involvement are an important part of egg farmers' businesses and lives and it is important for us to live up to these principles and incorporate them into all aspects of our organization", concluded Clarke.