Daybreak Farms is a family company, owned and operated by Ian and Jeannie Christison — who've been egg producers in British Columbia for four decades. Ian is a second-generation egg farmer who bought his first farm in 1970. Jeannie became a partner in the business in 1974 when the two were married. In 1991 they bought the facilities on Eby Street in Terrace and started up Daybreak Farms. Ian and Jeannie have raised three children — Brianna, Geordie and Kieran — who have all helped in the operations at various times.
Peter Versteege joined the Daybreak Farms management team in 2010 and is the Operations Manager.
Quality control starts at our feed mill with the production of our own feed. Our feed is all natural and we never use hormones or antibiotics of any kind.
All our laying hens have been vaccinated against Salmonella Enteritidis before coming onto our farm. Our trained staff monitor the hens and laying facilities on a daily basis. Our rigorous attention to detail ensures a consistent, high quality product.
Our on-site grading station is registered as meeting the requirements of the SQF Code, a globally recognized Food Safety and Quality Certification Program.
We are located in Terrace in northwest British Columbia, delivering directly to supermarkets and stores in BC’s northwestern communities. This minimizes the time between the production of our eggs and the delivery to your store. Daybreak eggs are truly as fresh as the North!
Our Terrace operations include 39,000 laying hens producing over 36,000 eggs a day. All of our eggs are graded and packed on site. We even make our own feed for the hens, which is free of antibiotics and additives. Our facilities are inspected and approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and maintained to the highest standards.
Daybreak Farms employs 10 people and we are an important part of the northwestern communities of British Columbia. Our eggs are sold from Burns Lake to Haida Gwaii, and from Kitimat to Dease Lake. We also package for store brands such as Western Family, Loblaw and Great Value. You can also purchase eggs right at our farm.