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eggs. According to the company
website, it produces 5 million eggs per
day and has a delivery range of more
than 2,000 miles.

9

Center Fresh Group,
10.80 million hens

Center Fresh Group is
comprised of Center Fresh Egg Farm,
Sioux County Egg Farm and Hawkeye
Pride. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the company's layer flock included 10.8 million
hens. Center Fresh produces conventionally raised and cage-free eggs as
well as liquid egg products.

9

Prairie Star Farms,
10.80 million hens

Prairie Star Farms markets
the combined egg production of
Rindler Poultry, Ross-Medford
Farms, Hoosier Pride and J Star
Farms. The company raises eggs
that are produced under animal
care standards to meet all cage-free,

California Shell Egg Food Safety
Compliant and enriched colony
housing regulations. As of Dec.
31, 2019, the company's layer flock
included 10.8 million laying hens.

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Herbruck's
Poultry Ranch,
8.60 million hens

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. is
Michigan's largest egg farm. As a
fully integrated business, Herbruck's
is involved in breeding, agriculture,
feed and fertilizer production. The
company also partners with 25 small
farms to produce organic and cagefree eggs.
In September 2019, The
Michigan Agri-Business Association
(MABA) honored Stephen, Greg
and Herb Herbruck, of Herbruck's
Poultry Ranch, with its 2019
Leaders and Legends award at the
association's Outlook Conference on
Mackinac Island.

On June 13, 2019, the company
announced it was moving forward
with construction of its sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility in
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, situated
on 335 acres. Herbruck's announced
its plans in 2016 to build a facility
in the area. There will be nine barns
to house birds. The facility will use
manure-handling technology that
processes hen litter into organic
fertilizer on-site. This should drastically reduce odors, minimize flies
considerably and provide a nutrientrich organic fertilizer for local
farmers. Once the facility is operational, about 200 people are expected
to be employed there. 
About 250,000 hens were killed in
a Herbruck's Poultry Ranch barn fire
in Ionia County, Michigan, on April
30, 2019. Herbruck's Poultry Ranch,
in a statement to local news station
WLNS, said the company was fully
operational on May 1, and that it plans


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Egg Industry - February 2020
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Additional cage-free hens increase total US hen flock
Top 20 US egg producers in 2020
Midwest Poultry Federation Convention 2020: Poultry’s future
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