Bushman Family Farms has opened a new live-kill poultry processing facility in Charles City, Iowa.

The company will produce organic and antibiotic-free chicken for specialty markets. While the new facility currently employs 90 people and produces 100,000 chickens per week, those numbers are expected to grow to 182 employees and 300,000 chickens per week by 2012.


A grand-opening ceremony will be held in mid-December.