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. Greenhouse Growers of NS Annual Meeting

    February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. NSFA Council of Leaders Meeting

    February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Cattle Producers

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    March 5
  5. Turkey Farmers of NS Annual Meeting

    March 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

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