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: 2017 Snapshot

Number of Alberta eggs produced: 61.2 million dozen eggs  (over 734,000,000 eggs!)

Number of Alberta egg farmers: 177

Number of Alberta egg-laying hens: 2,313,314

Alberta’s average flock size: 14,192  (smallest average flock size in Canada)

Alberta’s average Start Clean – Stay Clean (food safety) program score: 99.9%  (92% of farms scored perfect scores of 100%)

Alberta’s average Animal Care Program score: 99.9%  (91% of farms scored perfect scores of 100%)

Egg Grading

Year J XL L M S PW B C
2009 0.93% 18.00% 46.97% 21.56% 3.71% 0.64% 0.55% 2.83%
2010 0.90% 18.36% 46.98% 21.22% 3.62% 0.64% 0.53% 2.91%
2011 0.91% 20.69% 45.50% 21.25% 3.83% 0.74% 0.54% 2.45%
2012 0.99% 21.92% 45.59% 20.41% 3.67% 0.62% 0.70% 2.40%
2013 1.04% 23.09% 45.62% 19.50% 3.60% 0.61% 0.64% 2.33%
2014 0.96% 21.35% 45.37% 20.90% 3.84% 0.67% 0.60% 2.36%
2015 0.98% 21.55% 44.54% 20.60% 3.87% 0.69% 0.58% 2.36%
2016 0.98% 19.38% 43.87% 22.76% 4.16% 0.68% 0.56% 2.43%
2017 0.98% 19.75% 46.84% 21.57% 3.62% 0.52% 0.47% 2.11%