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December 6, 2010

Preparing the chicks arrival at the farm.

Unlike the conditions you may have seen depicted in Food Inc., our chicken houses are state-of-the-art and very clean.  We build our houses with cement floors that have a raised lip on the sides.  It makes it easier to clean and guarantees rodents cannot tunnel under the floor and up into the house.  Rodents are...

December 1, 2010

A Lifecycle of Humane Animal Compassion

In my last blog, I talked about the October 21, 2010 New York Times article, New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side, by William Neuman. I talked about how our new slow induction anesthesia (SIA) will be a more humane, low-stress system that gently puts the birds to sleep before they are processed....

October 25, 2010

We’re setting the new standard for farm animal welfare

Even if you don’t read The New York Times, by now you’ve probably heard that we are again moving ‘ahead of the curve’… this time in farm animal welfare, by revolutionizing the way we begin to process our birds. I was interviewed by The New York Times for their Oct. 22 front page article, New...

January 15, 2010

Anuga, Cologne Germany 2009

Back in October, my wife Monica and I journeyed to Cologne. Every other year the largest food show in the world is held there. I’ve been there many times over the years. It’s a great place to meet people and share ideas. I like to pick up on things before they get to our shores....

January 14, 2010

Dekalb Farmer’s Market

I’ve been traveling a lot the last three months accumulating a lot of good stuff to write about. Back in the end of September my wife and I were invited to spend a weekend with the owners of Dekalb Farmer’s Market, which is located about 15 miles east of Atlanta Georgia on Ponce De Leon....

January 13, 2010

Consumer Reports January 2010

In the upcoming January 2010 issue of Consumer Reports Bell & Evans is highlighted as on the cleanest producers of broiler chickens in the industry. Eight of our chickens were tested for salmonella and campylobacter- and all eight were tested free of both bacteria. We here at Bell & Evans have been doing the same...

September 3, 2009

The Brand- Bell & Evans

On August 27, 2009, I spent a day in New York demoing at the new Whole Foods Store at 97th and Columbus. Once again we clogged the aisles with people waiting for a sample of our famous Chicken Nuggets. For me, store demoing our products is energizing and builds my enthusiasm for the business. The...

August 6, 2009

Air Chilled Chicken

I have been getting a lot of requests lately to explain the difference between water and air chill as it relates to chicken processing. Water chill when I first started back in the ‘60’s was a stainless tank filled with ice and spring water. That tank may have held 50 chickens. The bird temperature going...

July 15, 2009

Vomitoxin in Wheat

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the 2009 Wheat Harvest and the incidence of Vomitoxin. Vomitoxin is a mycotoxin that may be produced in wheat heads when wet weather conditions occur during the flowering and grain filling stages of development. There may be severe negative consequences for both human and animal consumption....

July 2, 2009

Feed and Grain

I recently participated in the opening of a new Whole Foods Market Store in Centennial Colorado, an area just south of Denver. My participation consisted of 3 days of cooking and sampling our Bell & Evans chicken nuggets to thousands of customers. This is a great format that allows me to answer questions that customers...