OUR VALUES

Humane

BJE Poultry’s core values quality, sustainability, trustworthy, and humane all start with caring for our chickens. We believe in the 5 Freedoms for Animals.

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst.
  • Freedom from discomfort.
  • Freedom from pain, injury, and disease.
  • Freedom to express normal behavior.
  • Freedom from fear and distress.

Our service technicians and veterinarians routinely inspect our flocks to ensure that our poultry is cared for properly.  All our employees who handle live poultry all receive yearly animal welfare training. Our producers also receive similar training. Taking these extra steps to provide transparency, sustainability, and humane treatment means all the difference in the quality of our livestock.

Quality

Quality is what everyone wants but few are willing to pay for. BJE’s customers demand high quality at an affordable price, not the highest price, but certainly a premium.  So what do our customers expect for a premium price? Superior service, superior birds or eggs, exact billing, exact weights, and numbers, on time delivery, professional catching and loading, and absolutely no surprises, ever!

Sustainable

We take great pride in our local farms and growers that produce poultry for BJE. We want to ensure that these farms continue to thrive while using farming practices that will help protect our natural resources and create a better environment for everyone. The sustainability of agriculture affects us all. We all need access to healthy food and a clean environment. How we treat our land and livestock and land will affect future generations.

Trustworthy

BJE Poultry’s core values are a result of a commitment to provide a product that our customers have grown to trust.They trust we will provide a quality affordable product. In addition, to quality and price, we know that today’s customers also want to know where their food comes from, which is why we believe in being open, transparent and trustworthy with how we grow our poultry. Our best management practices include having our poultry audited by independent third parties like the USDA, and for some animals raised by BJE, Global Animal Partnership, and Certified Humane.

OUR STORY

In 1987, brothers; Billy, Jimmy, and Ed were helping with the family farm and feed business located in Kreamer, Pennsylvania when they saw an opportunity expand into the poultry and egg industry to provide for their family, community, and the agricultural industry. What became know as BJE Poultry has grown from a one house poultry farm, which was purchased from D&G Farms (Doris and George Robinson) in the late 80’sto over 60 farms, which include local family-owned farms that we have contracted with to grow our poultry.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Layer Program

BJE Poultry grows several different breeds of Organic Pullets that we use in our organic layer houses. We work with Hy-line, ISA, and Bovan. These three lines of birds allow BJE to produce flocks of that have good livability, feed conversions, and high egg quality and production.

Chicken Program

BJE produces a range of breeds suitable for different sectors of the broiler market. This allows us to select the bird that best meets the needs of our customer’s particular operation.

Turkey Program

BJE Poultry contracts with local growers to produce a variety of different breeds of turkeys for plant processing and the live market.  We currently use the Hybrid line and Aviagen lines, from Hybrid we grow the Hybrid Converter, Orlopp Bronze, and the Artisan Gold turkeys.

Specialty Bird Program

BJE also works with specialty birds, such as Guineas.