In 1891, shortly after arriving to Canada from Scotland, Joseph Hudson purchased a farm in the village of Lyn near Brockville, Ontario. He named it Burnbrae, “burn” being the Scottish name for a stream and “brae” the name for a hillside. Back then the farm consisted of just 100 acres, and over 120 years later Burnbrae Farms remains in the Hudson family with businesses far and wide across Canada.
From its early beginnings as a dairy farm, Burnbrae Farms evolved into egg production in the ’40s under the guidance of Grant and Joe Hudson. Over the following decades, Burnbrae Farms became an established and integral part of Canadian agribusiness, offering innovative products such as cracked eggs, ensuring quality through extensive grading operations, and expanding its operations across Canada.
Today, Burnbrae Farms eggs and egg products can be found in your local grocery store, restaurants, food-service operations and homes across Canada. They’ve come a long way from the little village of Lyn, but the employees of Burnbrae Farms and the Hudson family remain dedicated to offering tasty and nutritious food to communities nationwide.
We work with a group of Canadian farmers committed to producing nutritious and affordable eggs while also prioritizing the welfare of their hens and environment.View
Burnbrae Farms and the University of Guelph ensure commitment to poultry welfare in Canada
The Burnbrae Farms Professorship in Poultry Welfare will enhance production systems and educate farmers, retailers and consumers.