POULTRY NEWS

EGG FARMERS OF CANADA LAUNCHES ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY TOOL

Egg Farmers of Canada has introduced its National Environmental Sustainability Tool (NEST), an online tool with which Canadian egg farmers can measure, monitor and manage the environmental footprint of their farms. With this tool, farmers can perform a sustainability assessment of their farm to better understand key drivers of environmental performance, including energy and water use, and compare their results to other farms in their region and throughout the country. Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, which manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg producers throughout the country, said that with the growing demand and increasing uses of eggs comes the responsibility to produce eggs sustainably, “which is why our nation’s egg sector and our hard-working egg farmers from coast to coast remain committed to continually improving operations and practices and why we invest in innovation and new tools like NEST,” adding that the development of NEST is part of a broader, holistic vision of sustainability. “As egg farming continues to grow, enabling more sustainable agriculture will continue to play a central role in securing a strong, prosperous future for the industry and for Canada,” he said.