Large or small eggs

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TheHat­ley-Stanstead North Women’s In­sti­tute met in the Hat­ley United Church Hall on Oc­to­ber 4th, 2012 at 10 a.m. Tables and dec­o­ra­tions were set up with the Har­vestHal­loween theme was our decor. Phyl­lis wel­comed and thanked ev­ery­one for com­ing. Ten mem­bers an­swered the roll call. We were es­pe­cially happy to have Scotty back with us. Jean Cass read the min­utes of the Septem­ber meet­ing. There were no er­rors or omis­sions. Velma gave a favourable trea­surer’s re­port. Com­mit­tee Re­ports: Agri­cul­ture, Are Large eggs get­ting smaller? Eggs are sold by weight. Main­tain­ing egg size or try­ing to keep eggs from get­ting too large is a chal­lenge for egg pro­duc­ers. Large eggs cost more to pro­duce, with birds hav­ing to con­sume more feed to pro­duce the ex­tra egg weight. With larger eggs, there are usu­ally more is­sues with shell qual­ity. Eggs put in large egg car­tons can be 56gms-plus, so they may be get­ting some ex­tra-large eggs, mean­ing more ex­cel­lent qual­ity food for less. New Busi­ness in­cluded plans for the An­nual meet­ing. The Nom­i­nat­ing com­mit­tee was elected and the nom­i­na­tions for the com­ing year took place. Phyl­lis hoped ev­ery­one would plan to at­tend the An­nual Meet­ing, as she would like in­put from all the mem­bers for the 2013 Pro­gram book. Re­mind­ing all com­mit­tee chairs to bring in their an­nual re­ports, and do not for­get the Mot­tos for next year’s pro­gram. Bring your gifts for our three project bags. The ladies served fancy sand­wiches, veg­gies, pick­les and chips, with pump­kin pie and cheese for dessert. We had three guests join­ing us for lunch and the County Meet­ing fol­lowed. Hat­ley-Stanstead’s An­nual meet­ing will be held at Gor­don and Irene Humphrey’s on Novem­ber 1st.

Jackie Til­ton

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