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In BC, about 136 registered farmers raise almost 3.1 million layer hens, which in turn produce over 84 million dozen eggs. About 81% of BC’s registered egg farmers are located in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, 13% in the Interior, and 6% on Vancouver Island.
Our farms are small and this creates a greater connection to the birds that lay the eggs. A more intimate, understandable scale of farming means real people are making responsible decisions about their animals and their welfare; eating fresh BC eggs is a tribute to our local producers and farmers. Our eggs are produced in a manner that reflects the spirit of responsibility, accountability and integrity of all our stakeholders. Our eggs meet or exceed consumer expectations for food safety, quality, health benefits, selection, the treatment and welfare of birds, and protection of the environment. Our farms operate independently, without government subsidies, and with respect for resources and the products they produce. As a local business, BC egg farmers support our commitment and thus we are able to create a stronger, more viable economy for our current and future generations.
“We take pride in providing an awesome environment for the hens to live in. If I were to go buy eggs, this is the kind of farm I would want to buy eggs from.” – Tara Charriere