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SPECHT-VARIA-PLUS
SYSTEM
provides egg products. The company also owns Agri-Tech,
which produces premixes for lower feed cost.
In May 2019, Sparboe Farms sold its egg products plant in
New Hampton, Iowa, to Deb El Food Products, the companies announced. Liquid, frozen and dried egg products are
produced at the plant. Workers at the New Hampton facility
will now be employees of Deb El Food Products.
The company offers a broad platform of white and
specialty eggs in a variety of packaging options, vegetarianfed brown eggs, cage-free brown eggs and organic eggs. As
of Dec. 31, 2019, it had 5.58 million laying hens.

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Gemperle Farms, 5.10 million hens

Gemperle Farms produces all varieties of
eggs from enriched colony barn eggs to
specialty eggs such as browns, organic, cage free, omega-3
and cage-free fertile. All of its eggs are produced without
hormones or antibiotics.
In April 2019, Gemperle Farms topped the 8 million
mark for eggs donated to local charities since 2000. It
donates between 350,000 and 500,000 eggs each year.
More than 75% of those eggs go to United Samaritans
Foundation and its affiliates, Hilmar Helping Hands,
Turlock Together and Salvation Army. In May 2019, it
announced it would be expanding its philanthropic giving
in the areas of preservation of natural ecosystems and the
diversity of plant and animal species.
As of Dec. 31, 2019, the company's layer flock included
5.1 million hens.

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(floor management system)

Cooper Farms, 5.00 million hens

Cooper Farms is a family owned, vertically integrated turkey company that
is also involved in egg and pork production. It was
founded in 1938 as a 500-bird turkey farm. All its operations are based in Ohio. As of Dec. 31, 2019, it had 5
million laying hens.
In March 18, 2019, Cooper Farms finalized its asset
acquisition of Hemmelgarn & Sons Inc., helping to
further grow the egg portion of its business. The purchase
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The Specht Varia Plus system is the result of our
decade-long experience. Specht has been producing
system for poultry farming since 1967.
The advantages of the Specht Varia Plus System
at a glance:
>> Additional areas above the nest and the approach
sheet, without disturbing the overview.
>> Water, feed, rest area and nest units are available
in all levels of the system.
>> Short distances to the nest as nests have been
integrated in every tier and thus the highest nest
acceptance and little mislaid eggs.
>> The manure belts beneath the system are
designed not too wide, Hereby the manure belts
run trouble-free and minimum wear is ensured.
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laying hens all the advantage
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Poultry Equipment - Equipement Avicole
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Telefon +49 (0) 2838 912-0 * Telefax +49 (0) 2838 2791
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Egg Industry - February 2020
Ranking the largest US egg-producing companies in 2020
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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