“Hens need 100% of our attention for nutrition and healthcare…she will not be able to talk to us. So we need to learn from her behavior what she needs.”
Egg farmers are committed to excellent hen care. Hen welfare expert Mohamed Mousa talks about the special care required for laying hens.
“Egg farmers are genuinely concerned, and are genuinely engaged in bringing out the very best practices and the best product.”
Jeff Cutler talks about supporting family growers and sharing good animal husbandry practices.
“We want to make sure our community likes having us there because we live there too.”
Coming from a six-generation family business, Egg farmers Dan and Sam Krouse talk about supporting the community where they live and work.
“We feed the world … it’s a great responsibility and I love seeing family being a part of something that is so important.”
Many UEP farmer-members are 3rd, 4th or even 5th generation farmers. Tim Schipper shares his feelings of pride in being part of a third-generation farm and working with family.
“We are fully involved…there isn’t a day where we aren’t on the farm.”
Egg farmers are involved in every aspect of their farms. Sandra Lausecker shares her role on this third-generation family farm.
“Food banks struggle to get good protein sources and it doesn’t get much better than an egg.”
Many egg farmers regularly donate eggs to local food banks. Mindy Truex shares why eggs are an important food for all ages and valued by food banks.
“What I like most about being an egg farmer is knowing that we’re actually producing a very wholesome, safe food product…with top notch animal welfare standards.”
How can you tell a hen is healthy? Steve describes the behavior of healthy hens and the importance of quality animal welfare on his farm.
“We take a lot of pride in our hen care. We want to keep our hens really healthy because when the birds are healthy, it’s the right thing to do.”
Sandra and Daniel Lausecker never imagined they would be working on the family farm. Today they are proud to be third-generation egg farmers with a passion for caring for their birds.
“I did not choose to be an egg farmer, it chose me.”
Rob explains the processes in place on his farm to ensure the best environment possible for his hens and safe eggs for consumers.
“What makes me proudest about being an egg farmer is being able to produce food for many families, regardless of their budget.”
Braden describes the rigorous steps on his farm, from the barn to final inspection, to insure safe, high-quality eggs for consumers.