Prospective Farmers

Notice of Appeal

July 7, 2017

An appeal has been filed by Brenton Barkman dba Sunshine Valley Organics, Patrick Bartel and Grant Goossen from the Egg Board’s decision to fulfil the demand for local product in the Kootenay region through new producer draws open to all qualified persons, thereby depriving the Appellants of an extraordinary, direct issuance of quota to the exclusion of all other interested persons who might otherwise qualify for new entrant quota in the region.

Any person who is interested in this appeal may apply to the BCFIRB for Intervener Status. You can read BCFIRB’s Intervener Policy here. Intervenors must send their responses to BCFIRB by July 20.

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact the FIRB case manager, Gloria Chojnacki.


2016 New Producer Program Results

January 11, 2017


The New Producer Program random draws were conducted Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Congratulations to our eleven new producers, the winners are as follows:

Any Region

Amy Hoock
Brayden Joiner
Krista Harris
Bonnie Bredenhof

Outside Lower Mainland

Sarah Schroeder
Jared DeDood
Ross Springford

Small Lot Permit Holders

Gabriel Charriere
Marinus / Pauline Neels
Willem Poortvliet
Hugo Garcia

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the 2016 NPP Draw.  Pictures from the event can be seen at the following link:


Small Lot Program


The Small Lot Program is no longer accepting applications.

New Producer Program (NPP):

BCFIRB Decision Regarding Prior Approval of the 2016 New Producer Program

2016 New Producer Program Request to BCFIRB

2015 New Producer Program Successful Applicants

2015 New Producer Program Update

New Producer Program Review Summary

2014 New Producer Program Draft Conclusions & Recommendations Report

2014 New Producer Program Draft Conclusions & Recommendations Report Appendices

Other Programs

National Quota Exchange:
The Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) runs a National Quota Exchange to facilitate inter-provincial movement of quota through any of the six exchanges that occur throughout the year. However, registered egg producers and new entrant applicants within B.C. typically acquire egg layer quota through the B.C. Provincial Egg Quota Exchange.

Provincial & Federal Acts relating to egg production

Organic & Specialty Certification

Egg layer quota must be obtained from BC Egg for the production of all specialty eggs (including organic certified) if the registered producer has more than 99 egg laying hens (“layers”).

BC Egg - Specialty Review

Canada National Organic Standards - September 2006

Canada Agricultural Products Act - Gazette II; December 2006

Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC)