Big Bend Colony
Type of Farm: Furnished Housing
Years Farming: 95
Eggs: Nest Laid
Hens: Lohman White
Q & A
- If you are a multi-generational farm, how many generations has your colony been in egg farming?
- I am a fifth generation egg farmer. We have been in egg farming since our colony was established in 1920.
- Why did you first get into egg farming?
- Egg farming started out as a way to feed the colony, with surplus eggs being sold to people in local communities.
- What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
- Egg farming is a way of life. We get to feed the public with good, high quality, nurtritious food.
- What do you enjoy most about being an egg farmer?
- Providing a fresh, nutritious product that is supplied by the animals we raise and care for.
- Do you raise any other livestock and/or crops on your farm, in addition to your egg laying hens? If yes, then what?
- We raise dairy cows, broiler chickens, hogs, duck and geese, and we also grow barley, wheat, duram and canola.
- How does it make you feel to know you provide your fellow Albertans with fresh, nutritious and delicous, locally produced eggs?
- We get great satisfaction from knowing that we produce the safest, high quality, affordable food; consumers get great value when they buy our eggs.
- If there is one thing you would like people to know about egg farming and/or egg farmers, what would it be?
- Eggs should be appreciated for the level of quality and excellent nutrition. Canadian eggs are world class and Canadian consumers get them locally produced.