The Gilani family – owners of Country Hills Egg Farm – have been involved in the egg farming business in Alberta since the 1970’s when they first purchased Sparks Eggs, a well-established laying hen operation in the city of Calgary. Since the Gilani’s took ownership of Sparks Eggs, the company continuously grew. The Gilani’s eventually began expanding into retail, sold all of their eggs and instead began purchasing product from local farmers, and continued to grow their egg grading operations. Sparks Eggs has since become one of Alberta’s leading egg suppliers and produces up to 1.5 million eggs every day.
In December 2016, the Gilani’s sold their interest in the egg grading business and are now focused on growing their new company, Country Hills Egg Farms, which includes a new hen laying facility to be located about five kilometres east of Calgary.