Canadian Poultry Magazine

Top 4 Under 40 Podcast Series: Kieran McKeown

By Brett Ruffell   

Top 4 Under 40

Kieran McKeown was just 29 when she took over as general manager of the family layer farm, Daybreak Farms. Since then, she’s been overseeing egg production, a grading station, a feed mill and about a dozen staff.

She’s also led a multi-million-dollar modernization project to convert her older barns to enriched housing.

And Kieran has balanced these roles in a challenging, remote environment. The closest big city to where she’s situated in Terrace, B.C., is about a six-hour drive.

In the first instalment of the 2023 Top 4 Under 40 podcast series, Canadian Poultry editor Brett Ruffell talks to McKeown about balance responsibilities, leading a massive redevelopment project and going the extra mile for her industry and community.

Canadian Poultry launched the Top 4 Under 40 program in 2021 to recognize young poultry leaders. Four finalists, including three farmers and one industry professional, are chosen based on their leadership, innovation and advocacy. We then recognize them in this Top 4 Under 40 podcast series.

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