Rose Acre Farms is progressing with its plans to build a new $80 million egg production complex in La Paz County, Arizona, with a company official saying it will probably be 12-14 more months before the farm begins producing eggs.
The company broke ground on the facility, near the Arizona community of Bouse, in June.
Once completed, the farm will house about 3 million hens and will provide between 80 and 100 jobs, reported the Parker Pioneer. The facility will also be the home to a pullet farm, a rail spur and a feed milling operation.
W.N. “Chips” Everhart, Rose Acre Farms’ new projects coordinator, said the company will be ready to hire in the spring of 2016, although the company is looking to hire security and construction workers before then.
The project in La Paz County isn’t the only expansion project for the egg company. In October 2014, Rose Acre Farms began construction on an egg production complex in Red River County, Texas. That facility is expected to include 14 layer houses.
Rose Acre Farms, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, has an estimated 24.8 million hens and is the second largest egg producing company in the United States.