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May 22, 2018

My Ongoing Fight Against Antibiotics

I began raising and selling chickens at age seven or eight and it was my passion from day one. I wanted my chickens to be healthy and happy. Even as a kid, common sense told me that chickens – or any animal for that matter – could be raised without the need for antibiotics if...

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May 17, 2018


We had the pleasure of hosting four representatives from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) last week. I showed them our further processing and packaging facility and took them on a tour of our new organic certified, animal-welfare-focused Chicken Hatchery. We also took time to sit and talk about animal...

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May 15, 2018

Bell & Evans Celebrates 20 Years Without Antibiotics, First in Industry

Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania (May 15, 2018) – Premium poultry producer Bell & Evans is celebrating its 20th anniversary of Raised Without Antibiotics (RWA) chicken. The family-owned chicken producer was the first in the U.S. to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics from 100% of its broiler business in August 1998. It received USDA approval of its...

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May 1, 2018

The “Halo Effect” – Label Confusion & Dishonesty

Commodity producers have figured out there’s money to be made in the natural and organic markets. Price used to drive most food purchasing decisions, but today there’s a greater demand for premium, natural and organic items. Commodity producers are responding by either acquiring smaller, niche businesses that specialize in these areas or transitioning a small...

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