Wild Rose Colony
Type of Farm: Furnished Housing
Years Farming: 27
Hens: Shaver D
Q & A
- How many generations has your family been in egg farming?
- My father started egg farming in 1989 and I remember helping him in the barn, much like my sons help me in the barn now. I recently took over the layer operation from my father, but he definitely still helps out, so we’ve actually got three generations involved in the barn.
- Why did you first get into egg farming?
- I grew up helping my father in the barn, so you could say that egg farming is in my blood.
- What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
- It’s amazing to be able to produce one of the best foods available. Eggs are nutritious and delicious.
- What do you enjoy most about being an egg farmer?
- I enjoy the daily challenges. Being responsible for both caring for a flock of birds and feeding people can be incredibly challenging, but also very rewarding.
- Do you raise any other livestock and/or crops on your farm, in addition to your egg laying hens?
- The colony has dairy and hog operations, and we grow wheat, barley, canola and peas.
- How does it make you feel to know you provide your fellow Albertans with fresh, nutritious and delicious, locally produced eggs?
- It makes me feel great that we can provide Albertans with fresh, nutritious eggs!
- If there is one thing you would like people to know about egg farming and/or egg farmers, what would it be?
- Farmers work really hard to produce the highest quality product possible, while ensuring that the birds we care for are healthy and happy.