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There are three classifications of egg farming in BC: Backyard Flock Producers, Small Lot Producers, and Registered Producers.
No quota or registration is required for Backyard Flock Producers as long as the number of hens does not exceed 99. For information on selling ungraded eggs, click here.
To become a Small Lot Producer, simply register through the Small Lot Program. Small Lot Producers do not require quota.
To become a registered producer, you must be issued quota from the BC Egg Marketing Board. There are three ways to obtain quota, and become a Registered Producer:
The New Producer Program (NPP) was established with the intent to provide BC residents who have an interest in egg production and agriculture but are from outside the regulated supply chain, an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability and renewal of the regulated egg sector in BC. The program was reviewed, amended, and will be implemented in August 2019. To review the program, click here.
The next NPP draw is not expected until late 2020/beginning of 2021. Future new entrant draws will be posted on this page 28 days prior to the application being posted. To keep the process fair, no notification list is kept by BC Egg. Interested applicants should check this web page regularly to ensure they do not miss a future draw.
2018 NPP Results
Congratulations to the winners of the BCEMB 2018 Creston Valley Area of South, Central, and East Kootenays New Producer Program, the winners are:
The NPP process was intended to be conducted by a random draw from the pool of eligible applicants to determine two (2) new entrants in the Creston Region; because only two families qualified for this draw, no random draw was required because each family was only eligible to receive one allotment of NPP quota.
2016 NPP Results
2015 NPP Results