Monday, March 28, 2022

Egg farmers delay annual meeting

The Egg Farmers of Ontario marketing board is postponing its annual meeting that was to be held this week.

It has sent an urgent message to all of its members saying:

“Out of an abundance of caution as a result of suspect positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, EFO is postponing its annual general meeting, previously scheduled for this week.  

“More information, including new meeting dates, will be shared as it becomes available.”

The egg board did not provide any further information about the virus in Ontario.

Officially, there has been only one confirmed case in the Waterloo Region that was reported last week.

The Feather Board command centre says there has been a second outbreak on a farm near Thamesford.

All poultry farmers have been told to elevate their biosecurity.