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.