Rose Acre Farms, the second-largest egg producer in the United States, is looking to operate a 2,600-acre farm with 3 million laying hens near the community of Bouse in La Paz County, Arizona. The operation would be Rose Acre Farms’ first in Arizona.
The La Paz Economic Development Corporation told Parker Live that Rose Acre Farms has entered into an agreement to purchase land in rural La Paz County, from Arizona Public Service (APS).
“We are delighted that APS wanted to ensure this would be an excellent project for La Paz County and the surrounding communities,” said Vincent “Skip” Becker of La Paz Economic Development Corporation. Becker added that the first phase of the project would add 80-100 jobs in the area, including “comprehensive employee benefits”. Rose Acre Farms will invest more than $80,000,000 dollars to complete that first phase, according to Becker.
The project includes a 3 million bird layer farm, a pullet farm, a rail spur and a feed milling operation.
The Arizona project marks the second expansion effort made by Rose Acre Farms in October. The company in the first week of October began construction on an egg production complex in Red River County, Texas. That operation is to include 14 layer houses.
According to the WATT Global Media Top Companies Database, Rose Acre Farms specializes in table eggs and egg products, and has about 24.6 million laying hens.