Miller Poultry is in the midst of a major expansion, as it is beginning its own breeder operation and entering contracts with more growers. The company has also added a second shift to its poultry plant in Orland, Indiana.

The company, in a press release, announced the changes on June 7.

“Miller Poultry is excited for the opportunity to expand our business and bring jobs to the local area. This will also make our business more sustainable and help us continue to produce good quality products to the end producer,” stated Galen Miller, owner and CEO of Miller Poultry.

The company expects to add about 52 new contract growers, all within the region. The expansion project is expected to be completed in the early part of 2018.

Miller Poultry officials break ground on its expansion project. | Miller Poultry

Second shift added at plant

A second shift has been added to the company’s plant in Orland, which has enabled Miller Poultry to process about 650,000 birds weekly. 

About 800 people are now employed by Miller Poultry.

Miller Poultry switches to non-GMO feed

At the same time Miller Poultry announced its expansion efforts, it also revealed that it is now feeding 100 percent non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) grains in its antibiotic-free poultry program that parallels its organic fed birds.