Egg Farmers of Canada was founded in 1972 in a burst of innovation that launched the system of egg supply management in Canada. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we created a series of four videos featuring interviews with egg farmers and industry leaders highlighting our history over the last five decades.
Watch our videos below to learn about our story of tradition, collaboration and innovation.
Things get cracking as the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency is launched with the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, which established the system of egg supply management in Canada. This ushered in a new era of collaboration for egg farmers and provided the foundation needed to nurture a thriving egg industry.
The turn of the millennium was driven by enhanced collaboration as Canada’s egg farmers worked together to advance new on-farm programs, initiatives to balance the national egg supply and education programs designed to share the latest nutrition science with the healthcare community. The Canadian Egg Marketing Agency also embraced the new name of Egg Farmers of Canada.
This marks a period of tremendous growth for Canada’s egg industry, reaching new heights in egg production and consumption. It was also a time to innovate, with the sector advancing a number of cutting-edge initiatives in research, sustainability and social impact. Collaboration was at the heart of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working together and across our supply chain through the ups and downs of lockdowns and rapidly changing circumstances.
As we look ahead to the future, we see eggs becoming even more important in the diet of Canadians, farmers producing eggs in even more innovative ways and our sector continuing to work together to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Egg farmers and eggs will continue to play a pivotal role in the future of Canada—and we look forward to building on the solid work of the past over the next 50 years and beyond.