In observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) has put together a video showing the highlights of several broiler and turkey farms that have received USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award over the past few years. USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farms engaged in poultry and egg production.
The farms featured include Bar G Ranch Poultry, Cooley Farms, Bullard Farms and Riverhill Farms. The video showcases some of the environmental practices observed by each farm.
Bar G Ranch Poultry, owned and operated by Darrell and Shannon Glaser, raises turkeys on 500 acres on behalf of Cargill Turkey Production LLC. The Glaser family also raises cattle and produces forage.
Cooley Farms, owned and operated by Larry and Leighton Cooley, raises chickens and cattle and grows hay on more than 1,050 acres of land. Cooley Farms raises approximately 500,000 chickens per flock on behalf of Perdue Farms, which equates to 3 million chickens per year in 18 poultry houses.
Bullard Farms, owned and operated by Collins Bullard and his wife Alison, has eight turkey houses on 1,500 acres. The family grows 180,000 tom turkeys a year for Prestage Farms and also raises pigs and grows corn, wheat, soybeans and hay.
Riverhill Farms is owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes, along with their parents, brothers and extended family. The family raises turkeys for Cargill Turkey Production in five turkey barns. They also raise dairy and beef cattle as well as produce corn and forage.
The video can be viewed on USPOULTRY’s YouTube channel here.