2nd generation egg farmer, Pearl Valley Eggs, Pearl City, IL
Ben Thompson of Pearl Valley Eggs in Illinois explains the practices they use to provide the best care for their hens. Thompson follows the UEP Certified guidelines, which were developed by independent, unpaid scientists and backed by research, to provide well-being for egg laying hens.
Midwest Poultry Services, Mentone, IN
Sally Krouse of Midwest Poultry Services explains the steps egg farms take to ensure the eggs they produce are safe.
Country Charm Eggs, LLC, Gillsville, GA
Brent Booker, an egg farmer from Georgia, says today’s egg farms have a smaller carbon footprint, because they use less feed, and use natural resources and land more efficiently.
3rd Generation Egg Farmer, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Saranac, MI
Greg Herbruck, an egg farmer from Michigan, tells how his egg farm does business with several hundred family farms, buying their crops as feed and providing organic fertilizer in the form of poultry litter.
3rd Generation Egg Farmer Hickman’s Family Farms, Buckeye, AZ
Arizona egg farmer Glenn Hickman tells how his family farm has provided natural, high-quality protein eggs, sold under their family name for 65 years.
3rd Generation Egg Farmer Dixie Egg Company, Blackshear, GA
Jacques Klempf of Dixie Egg Company in Georgia tells how his family farm grew from his grandfather collecting and selling eggs from local farmers, to the current operation, where Dixie Egg Company owns the feed, hens, and egg processing plant.
Ohio egg farmers Tom Hertzfeld and Lisa Timmerman explain how they care for hens on their farms. “Everything we do is for the well-being of our laying hens," says Hertzfeld, owner of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms. "In the big picture there’s feed, there’s water, there’s the manure removal, there’s the clean air, but it’s also us being in here observing the hens and their behavior.”
“"All of these things we do because we feel it's right," adds Lisa Timmerman of Cooper Farms. "Everything we can do to keep that bird healthy is going to give us a safe product at the end."