A year after the first COVID-19 lockdown, Alberta egg farmers have had to adjust to the unprecedented changes we were all facing. Local farmers are people too and have had to confront new norms including a decrease in their social aspect. Egg farmers experienced feelings of disconnect from their consumers as heightened restrictions meant that a personable on-farm egg buying experience was no longer allowed. Furthermore, the business aspect Alberta egg farmers were expected to attend to was compromised as in-person formal meetings had transitioned to virtual meetings which was a first for many of our farmers.
Egg Farmers of Alberta is proud to say that your local egg farmers work hard and are resilient to challenges as the egg industry saw a 30% increase in egg sales during the first lockdown and an extra 5,386,894 dozen of eggs were sold in 2020 in comparison to 2019 – a non COVID year. An unmatched dedication, Alberta’s egg farmers continued with on-farm inspection audits to ensure all locally produced eggs are fresh, nutritious and meet the highest quality standards in the egg industry!
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