Alberta Egg Industry

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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The Journey of the Egg

May 16, 2016

One of the things that I am often asked is where my eggs go when they leave the farm. The short answer is Burnbrae Farms grading station in Calgary, but there is so much more to the story. I decided to see for myself, so I trekked down to Calgary,More


Getting Engaged!

September 28, 2015

An engagement took place on the farm recently – not the kind that requires flowers and diamond rings, but the kind that has people coming together for a stakeholder meeting, complete with a farm tour, BBQ and round-table discussions. My farm proudly hosted a first-ever stakeholder engagement session for theMore


Trade Mission to Brazil

July 6, 2015

Opportunity knocked – and I answered!  I was asked by the Honourable Kellie Leitch, our federal Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, to join her and a small, select group of Canadian business women and leaders in their respective fields to go on the first ever, all-women’sMore


Beyond the Shell

June 22, 2015

As a farmer, my days are filled with the routine of raising the chicks, pullets and hens, and producing eggs. My eggs are shipped on pallets like you see in the photo to a grading station, where the eggs’ journey continues through the washing, grading, packaging and shipping to theMore