In observance of Earth Day, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (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, consists of 500 acres in which turkeys are raised 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, has more than 1,050 acres of land on which chickens and cattle are raised and hay is grown. Cooley Farms raises approximately 500,000 chickens per flock on behalf of Perdue Farms, which equates to three million chickens per year in their 18 poultry houses.
Bullard Farms, owned and operated by Collins Bullard and his wife Alison, consists of 1,500 acres with eight turkey houses. The family grows 180,000 tom turkeys a year for Prestage Farms. They also raise pigs and grow 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 their 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.