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Egg farming

Glen Wallington

1st Generation Egg Farmer, Northwest Territories

For the past seven years, Glen Wallington has run Choice North Farms and Hay River Poultry out of Hay River, Northwest Territories. Together these farms are home to 118,000 hens, making them the largest of their kind in the Territory.

While the area has little in the way of competition, running a farm 12,000 km north of Edmonton poses its own unique challenges. “It’s a whole different game up here,” Glen says, “with extremes in temperatures, lack of resources and long hauls for feed, lots of hard work goes into every egg we produce.”

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