Rose Acre Farms’ future egg facility in La Paz County, Arizona, is getting closer to completion, with operations expected to begin in the fall.
Once operational, Rose Acre Farms, which according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database is the second largest egg company in the United States, is expected to initially employ 80-100 people at the site. Plans revealed earlier state that the farm will house about 3 million hens, and will also be the home to a pullet farm, a rail spur and a feed milling operations. The hens will be raised in a cage-free environment
The company recently gave officials from the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA), and La Paz Economic Development Corporation (LPEDC) a tour of the facility, reported Western Farm Press. Both agencies are welcoming the future farm.
“We’re very excited to have Rose Acre Farms in Arizona,” said Mark Killian, ADA director. “It’s an incredible facility that shows food safety is a priority.”
LPEDC CEO Vincent “Skip” Becker said the county has already experienced benefits from the project because of additional sales tax collections, and he added that greater economic benefits will be felt when the facility is open and more people in the region have jobs.