Number of Hens135,703
Number of Eggs47,360,000
Paragon Farms is a family-owned and operated 3rd generation farm that started in the early 1950’s. Paragon Farms got its start growing turkeys and over the years expanded into a multi-operation company, diversifying into broiler chickens and laying hens. The Krahns now run farms on seven different locations in the Fraser Valley. The Farms have evolved over the years to include innovative technology, upgraded hen housing systems and specialized equipment to meet the growing market demand, while remaining focused on the health and welfare of the flocks. In 1996, Paragon Feeds was established, which offered a way to offset the cost of feed for the farms. Over the years, the company has grown into a commercial facility milling conventional and organic feed for other local egg farmers.
Q & A
Which family members work on your farm?
Fred is still an integral part of the farms. Operations are managed by Jon, Dale and James.
How long have you been egg farming?
We have been farming since 1967.
Do you raise any other livestock or crops on your farm?
Broilers and turkeys.
What is your favourite part about being an egg farmer?
One of the best parts about being an egg farmer is that we get to provide a healthy product that we can be proud of and we get to do it with our family by our side. Farming is not a 9-5 job and it is not always easy but we love what we do and we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it.
Why did you choose the production type you use?
We chose it based on market demand.
What would you like consumers to know about egg farmers/egg farming?
Egg farms are family-owned and operated and egg farmers truly care for the wellbeing of their hens. Supply management is an important part of our system. It provides stability for farmers and consumers by guaranteeing consumers access to a supply of fresh, local and high quality food while allowing farmers to receive a fair return.
What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
It means that we have the opportunity to provide a nutritious, high protein, economical product for British Columbians. A product that we can be proud of when we see it on the shelves in local supermarkets.
Who is your chick provider?
What brand are your eggs sold under?
Golden Valley Foods and Born 3.
Where are your eggs sold?
Everywhere Golden Valley is sold.
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