Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Cox Bros. Poultry Farm

Cox Bros. Poultry Farm is a third generation family farm located in Maitland, Nova Scotia. It was incorporated in 1953 and consists of a chick hatchery, pullet growing facilities, layer and breeder operations, as well as a feed mill and egg grading station. Brad Dalrymple is one of three co-owners and is third generation on the farm. He wanted to reduce energy costs and improve light levels so he made lighting and insulation retrofits on the farm.

Hatchery Lighting Retrofit – HPT8

Replaced T12 fluorescent tube fixtures with high performance T8 fixtures

Project Cost: $11,400
Incentive: Rebate of up to 80% through Efficiency NS Business Energy Solutions (BES)
Savings: $2900/year

Payback: < 1 year

Layer Barn Lighting Retrofit – LED

Replaced incandescent bulbs (60W) and T12 fixtures with LED 2ft tube fixtures (9w), HPT8 fixtures and CFLs.

Project cost: $52,900
Incentive: Rebate of up to 80% and 0% interest over 2 years through Efficiency NS BES
Savings: $8,300/year
Payback : 4.5 years


  1. Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia AGM

    November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
  2. Hants County Annual Meeting

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Public Trust Webinar

    November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Ag-Environmental Webinar: Soils

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Nova Scotia Young Farmers AGM

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063