Rose Acre breaks ground on US$100 million farm in Arizona

Rose Acre Farms held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new Desert Valley Egg Farm located in Arizona on May 5, 2023.

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Courtesy Rose Acre Farms
Courtesy Rose Acre Farms

Rose Acre Farms held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new Desert Valley Egg Farm located in Arizona on May 5, 2023.

At the ceremony, the producer said the new farm would be similar in size and scope to its 2,600-acre Lone Cactus Farm that houses approximately three million laying hens. Additionally, it will be located down the road from Lone Cactus Farm

According to Skip Becker of Becker Development and Consulting LLC, the company working on the new project, Rose Acre Farms will start construction in Fall 2023 with plans for completion in 2026. Becker added the US$100 million farm will house 2.2 million cage-free laying hens create an estimated 150 new jobs.

“We started this project in August 2013 and are excited to mark this milestone today,” Becker stated in a press release. “We are grateful to our partners including the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona & California Railroad and APS (Arizona Public Service) for their support that Rose Acre Farms could grow a responsible economic development project in La Paz County.”

The ceremony was attended by officials from Rose Acre Farms, representatives of the Arizona Commerce Authority, state legislators, county elected officials and community leaders.

According to WATT Global Media’s 2023 Top Egg Company Survey, Rose Acre Farms is the second largest egg producer in the U.S. and is estimated to have 25.07 million layers housed.

Other Arizona expansions for Rose Acre

Just two years after Rose Acre Farms opened its Lone Cactus Farm production facility in 2016, it added a new grain terminal and rail line to handle grain that is sourced from Kansas and Nebraska to be processed at nearby farms for poultry feed.

The rail line was named “Tanya Cecil Grain and Railroad Terminal” and includes four grain bins that can process 450,000 bushels each, for a total capacity of 1.8 million bushels. 

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