ABOUT US

The British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Commission was established in 1988 under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act. We currently have 60 registered hatching egg producers in BC and 7 registered pullet growers. The Commission works under the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) who represents 300 farmers from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec. Canadian hatching egg producers yield 80% of Canada's required hatching eggs.

OUR VISION

It is through cooperation with industry stakeholders that our greatest successes will be derived.

MISSION

To oversee the production activities of the BC Broiler Hatching Egg producers and regulate the marketing of their product and to act as a leader for the BC Broiler Hatching Egg producers in dealing with other participants in the chicken meat industry, with stakeholders in the national marketing scheme and with provincial and municipal government bodies.

PURPOSE

As a part of the chicken supply chain, provide fair and sustainable orderly marketing in the BC hatching egg sector.

Strategic Plan

OUR BIG, HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOAL
BC Broiler Hatching Eggs is a leader in the chicken industry in Canada.
OUR VALUES
Passion & exceeding expectations
Support of families and family farms / businesses
Self-improvement
Smart work with a dose of fun
Integrity
Results-oriented
Striving for excellence by thinking proactively
Act stewardly
KEY INITIATIVES
Strategic Framework for Industry
  • Pricing
    • COP review and decision
    • Western Pricing Initiative
  • Hatchery Margin
    • Decision
Quota Management
  • Review of Other Quota Systems
    • Quota Task Force
  • Asian Breeders
    • Long-term plan development
    • Allocation divide nationally
  • New Entrant Program
    • Regional Diversification
    • Update with QATSR
  • Quota Assessment Tools Supervisory Review
    • 10/10/10
    • LIFO
    • Submission to BCFIRB if changes are requested
  • Hatching Eggs Reporting System (HERS)
    • a. Phase Two with the producer portal
  • 80/20
    • a. Hatcheries taking all domestic production
Flock Health Management Strategy
  • SE Mitigation
    • National Program Surveillance
    • Insurance Options
Supply Management

- Partnership between hatcheries and producers.

- Environmentally friendly by controlling overpopulation.

- Direct input from producers, working for producers.

- Industry Supply Management at its Finest.

BC Hatching Eggs Biosecurity Audits

2021 Audit Stats
Premises to audit58
Premises completed
15