Saskatchewan Egg Producers (SaskEgg) is an independent, farmer-run organization that ensures a consistent supply of fresh, local, affordable eggs, produced by family farms committed to the highest standards of animal care, food safety and environmental sustainability.
We report to the Saskatchewan Agri-Food Council and are empowered and governed by The Agri-Food Act and The Commercial Egg Marketing Plan Regulations to promote, develop and regulate the production and marketing of eggs in our province.
There are 73 registered egg farms in Saskatchewan. These farms are part of the national sustainable management system, which ensures a stable market with a steady supply of fresh, local, affordable eggs; strict animal care and food safety programs with regular independent audits; and a fair return to farmers, based on what it costs to produce eggs, thereby avoiding the need for government subsidies.
SaskEgg is funded entirely by registered egg farmers. Each farm pays a levy on each dozen eggs sold and these funds support the activities of SaskEgg and our national partner, Egg Farmers of Canada, including managing the national quota system; managing the production and pricing of eggs based on the cost of production; ensuring farms meet the strict requirements of the Egg Quality Assurance™ (EQA®) program; growing the market demand for eggs through promotion, research, innovation and value-added processing.
Consistent with our mission to promote a healthy, innovative and expanding egg industry in Saskatchewan, SaskEgg is the proud owner of Evova Foods, which has developed tasty and healthy egg-based snacks. SaskEgg is also proud to own Star Egg Company, in partnership with the Harman family and NutriGroupe.
The wholesome goodness of eggs is increasingly the go-to protein source throughout the day for Saskatchewan families.
“Wholesome goodness” – Saskatchewan egg farmers are committed to:
“Increasingly” – Saskatchewan egg farmers strive for sustainable growth, with more eggs on more tables
“Go-to protein source” – eggs are recognized as a versatile, convenient, easily prepared, and highly nutritious whole food
“Throughout the day” – eggs are a great choice for any meal or snack
Promoting a healthy, innovative and expanding egg industry in Saskatchewan; and
Ensuring a sustainable supply of safe, nutritious eggs at a fair price, through the stable market enabled by the national supply management system.
Saskatchewan’s registered egg farmers are proud to be part of the Egg Quality Assurance™ (EQA®) program, an industry-wide initiative that certifies Canadian eggs are produced according to strict food safety and animal welfare standards.