Alberta Egg Industry

Egg farming is an integral part of Alberta’s agriculture sector.  Egg farming families help feed Albertans, and are a vital part of many rural communities throughout the province.

Alberta Egg Farming: 2018 Snapshot

Number of Alberta eggs produced: 65.1 million dozen eggs  (over 780,000,000 eggs!)

Number of Alberta egg farmers: 170

Number of Alberta egg-laying hens: 2,498,685

Alberta’s average flock size: 14,698  (smallest average flock size in Canada)

Alberta’s average Start Clean – Stay Clean (food safety) program score: 99.82%  (90% of farms scored perfect scores of 100%)

Alberta’s average Animal Care Program score: 99.93%  (98% of farms scored perfect scores of 100%)

Egg Grading

YearJXLLMSPWBC
20090.93%18.00%46.97%21.56%3.71%0.64%0.55%2.83%
20100.90%18.36%46.98%21.22%3.62%0.64%0.53%2.91%
20110.91%20.69%45.50%21.25%3.83%0.74%0.54%2.45%
20120.99%21.92%45.59%20.41%3.67%0.62%0.70%2.40%
20131.04%23.09%45.62%19.50%3.60%0.61%0.64%2.33%
20140.96%21.35%45.37%20.90%3.84%0.67%0.60%2.36%
20150.98%21.55%44.54%20.60%3.87%0.69%0.58%2.36%
20160.98%19.38%43.87%22.76%4.16%0.68%0.56%2.43%
20170.98%19.75%46.84%21.57%3.62%0.52%0.47%2.11%
20180.99%19.36%47.73%21.49%3.36%0.42%0.30%1.73%