"Family is the compass that guides us. They are our inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter."
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 to expand into the poultry and egg industry. What became known as BJE Poultry has grown from a one-house poultry farm purchased in the late 80’s, to 85 grower operations that include local, family-owned farms that we have contracted with to grow our poultry.
From the beginning, our customers and growers have trusted BJE Poultry to produce an exceptional product. Our farmers take pride in their livestock and product, ensuring that best management practices are met and exceeded to achieve healthy flocks and premium products. These farms are in our local community, allowing our Certified Poultry Technicians (CPTs) to visit on a weekly basis. We want our customers to know the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety, and environmental sustainability are practiced at BJE Poultry.
We specialize in many of the services you may be looking for, such as specific weights, color, or feed programs, which include conventional, organic, ABF, NAE, Non-GMO, Certified Humane, GAP certified, and free-range animals. BJE Poultry is always looking for better ways to achieve and report on our growth to our customers and growers. We have invested in state-of-the-art software that allows us to be more productive with our flock's management and reporting.
Bill "Billy" Robinson graduated from Middleburg High School and joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon honorable discharge as Sergeant, he enrolled at Penn State University, where he earned a degree in Agricultural Business Management. After graduation, Bill joined Kreamer Feed and began a storied career in the agricultural Industry. He has held leadership positions with several organizations in the industry, including the role of President for Blue Ribbon Poultry, BJE Realty, and Kreamer Feed, Inc. Community and industry involvement have always been Bill's passion. He has served on many Boards of Directors including Penn Ag Industries, the Penn Ag Poultry Council, Selinsgrove Community Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, Susquehanna Bank, Swineford National Bank, and Pennsylvania Certified Organic. Additionally, he served his community as a member of the Selinsgrove Area School District Board. He has been married to Teri Robinson since 1985. They reside in Freeburg, PA on an organic poultry and crop farm. Bill and Teri have two adult daughters, Emily and Courtney. Bill enjoys fishing, traveling, vacationing in Puerto Rico, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren, William and Lillian.
Edward G. Robinson began his career at Kreamer Feed, Inc. manufacturing feed, delivering feed, and maintaining the feed mill through its maintenance department. In 1978, Ed assumed responsibilities in maintaining Kreamer Feed's trucking fleet at Kreamer Automotive, Inc. Presently, Ed carries out the day-to-day operations as the President of Kreamer Automotive, Inc. and also maintains his own farm, which he has had since 1989. Ed graduated from Middleburg High School and followed up his education studying Automotive Technology at Sun-Tech Career and Technical Center. Due to the demand for knowledge in the automotive and trucking industry, Ed also enrolled in the specialized Mack Truck School located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1978. Over the span of 15 years, Ed held the rank of Assistant Fire Chief at Kreamer Fire Department. Additionally, Ed is involved with the Kreamer Recreation Board where he served for several years. Ed also currently serves on the Globe Mills Cemetery Board. Ed and his wife Judy reside in Middleburg, PA. They have four adult children together, Georgina, Tiffany, Quinn, and Cyrus, respectively. Ed enjoys his car collection, traveling to his beautiful fishing cabin in Canada, and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
Jeanetta Ulrich is the Director of Business Operations at Kreamer Feed, Inc. and BJE Poultry. For the past five years, she has held the Accounting Manager and Controller position at BJE and more recently, in early 2019, became the Controller for both companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting from Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She has more than ten years of experience in public accounting, servicing clientele from a variety of industries, including agriculture. She serves on the Leadership Susquehanna Valley board, a charitable organization that provides leadership and educational programs to enhance community and organizational leadership. Her leadership credo focuses on preparedness and purpose; having a positive attitude, incorporating the democratic, servant, and task-oriented leadership styles in her daily routine. Jeanetta is a strong believer in continued learning and development of self. She enjoys spending time with her family and living with her husband on their family farm where she can enjoy her favorite farm animals, especially Jack- the donkey.
Jim started in December 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer of Kreamer Feed and BJE Poultry, managing financial strategy and overseeing all financial functions. He comes with many years of financial experience. Prior to coming to Kreamer Feed and BJE, he spent ten years at UPMC Susquehanna as Finance Manager and prior as the CFO of Sunbury Community Hospital. He is excited to work with the team as they continue to grow to improve efficiencies and operations.
Jim resides in Mifflinburg with his wife Vicki and their three children. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilmington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. When not attending his kid's sporting events or helping get them to and from practices, he is a fitness enthusiast, enjoys camping, Penn State Football, NY Mets Baseball, and vacationing at the beach.
Andrea Dillman, SHRM-CP
Andrea L. Dillman is currently the Human Resources Manager of Kreamer Feed, Inc. and serves as a member of the company’s executive management team. Andrea also serves as the HR Manager for BJE Poultry, Kreamer Feed's sister company. In her role, Andrea is responsible for developing policies and directing and coordinating human resource activities in the areas of employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, and employee services.
Andrea is a graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Andrea has been working in the field of human resources for the past 15 years and most recently obtained her SHRM-CP certification in June 2019.
Upon graduating from college, Andrea spent five years working in research administration for New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Andrea was an eye witness to the tragic events of 9/11, which were responsible for molding her outlook on humanity and ultimately moving her towards a career in human resources.
Andrea has been married to her husband Michael for five years and has two children. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time at their cabin on Penn’s Creek partaking in fishing, biking, hiking, and other various outdoor activities.
Nathan was born and raised in middle Tennessee and has been in the agriculture world his entire life. He earned his BS degree in Agriculture Business from Middle Tennessee State University with a focus on Animal Science and Livestock Management.
After graduation, Nathan joined Cargill’s Animal Nutrition division, where he found his true passion in sales and customer service. While at Cargill, Nathan earned a few awards, along with the respect of his peers and customers. In 2012, Nathan transitioned to the feed additives world, where he developed a new network of customers and colleagues. Nathan started in 2016 with Norel Animal Nutrition, where he served as the Commercial Director responsible for all aspects of Sales and Marketing throughout North America. In the Commercial Director role, Nathan built strong relationships with the Nutritionist, Purchasing Managers, and executives of some of the world’s largest integrators.
Nathan is very centered on values passed down from his family. He attributes them to his success and the success of the businesses he has been part of. The key values Nathan believes in are integrity, respect for others, and having a passion for success. He strongly believes that “you do what you say and say what you do” and applies that motto to his business and personal life equally. He also believes that the communities we serve are the foundation to who we are. Nathan feels honored to be part of the agriculture community and strives for the betterment of it every day. Nathan is also an outdoor- enthusiast who believes our future depends on a clean, healthy environment for ourselves and future generations. Like any valuable member of the agriculture community, Nathan lives his life with the motto “you get out only what you put in” in mind.
Nathan and his wife Erin reside in Morrison, Tennessee, where they have a small cow/calf operation that Erin operates.
Justin grew up in and around the agricultural communities in Franklin County, PA and Washington County, MD. As a result of growing up in primarily agricultural areas, Justin established a life-long passion and affinity for animals. Before joining BJE, Justin served as the Corporate Sales Manager for an agricultural, turf, and construction equipment dealer in central PA. He also comes to BJE with sales and livestock nutrition experience through previous roles that he held within Pennsylvania-based companies. Justin possesses an unparalleled dedication to the members of the agricultural community and is determined to help them succeed.
Justin relocated from Hagerstown, MD to the central Pennsylvania area when he met his wife in 2016. Currently, Justin resides in Burnham, PA with his wife, Erin, and their four children. When not working, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, including their two Labrador Retrievers. Other passions of Justin's include traveling, the outdoors, Penn State athletics, and cooking - including perfecting his meat smoking talents.
Paul is the Pullet and Layer Production Manager at BJE Poultry. Since earning his degree in Poultry Science from Texas A&M University, Paul has spent the past five years working in commercial poultry, including running his own small, pastured poultry business which he started in 2015 before selling it in 2018, getting married and moving to Georgia to work for a larger company as a Management Trainee and a Broiler Service Technician. After moving back to Texas, Paul was promoted to Breeder Service Technician. He has also spent five years as a communications and debate coach for 45 homeschooled students, worked as a legislative analyst and lobbyist in the Texas Legislature, as well as running a beekeeping business since the age of 13 with over 100 beehives.
Paul and his wife Carina relocated to Milton, PA, along with their 10-month-old daughter Esther, their two dogs Nikki and Toothless, and their cat, Cinder (short for Cinderella). Among his hobbies are reading, archery, hunting, competitive long-range shooting, carpentry, beekeeping, and animal husbandry. Paul is also working towards completing his Master’s of Agriculture from Texas A&M University.
Lauren has been with BJE Poultry since 2019, beginning in servicing white, red, and Bovan Brown broilers. Lauren then moved into the Broiler Manager role in March 2020. From Delaware Valley University, Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.
Lauren grew up horseback riding and competing in 4-H. Taking a strong interest in high school biology, she went to college for animal science, wanting to gain hands-on experience in all large animals. At Delaware Valley University, she was a committee member for Block and Bridle and the IHSA riding association. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in the Kindness Rocks projects and volunteering with the Berks County ARL as a dog walker. She also loves to assist at horse shows in her spare time, especially as an announcer!
Courtney graduated from West Chester University in 2010 and following an internship with Governor Rendell in Philadelphia, PA, she worked in sales at Paychex, a Fortune-500 company in the greater Philadelphia area. In 2015, Courtney moved back to her roots in central PA and began her career at her family business, Kreamer Feed, as Marketing Coordinator. Courtney is now the Communications Manager for the conventional and organic feed company as well as its sister company, BJE Poultry. She handles all social media management, brand ambassadorship, digital advertising, website development, e-commerce, and public relations for both businesses.
In Courtney’s spare time, she prioritizes spending time with her family, friends, fiancé Bucky, and her beloved dog, Chunk. She loves to cook, paint, cheer on Penn State and the Eagles, and travel - especially to Puerto Rico.
Courtney looks forward to helping contribute to the legacy her grandfather began in 1947 for many years to come.
Sue moved to Kreamer in 1991 from western New York, graduating from Allegany Central High School in 1985 and Olean Business Institute in 1990 with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She started working at Moyer’s Agway in 1993 when the Robinsons purchased the store and started part-time at Kreamer Feed and BJE Poultry in 1997, moving to full-time shortly thereafter. She started working in the Accounts Payable department before transitioning to settlements for the growers! Sue has been married for 23 years to her husband Bud and together, they have a daughter, Hayley, and a son, Aaron. She also has a stepdaughter, Ashley, and two grandchildren - Addison and Grace. In her free time, Sue enjoys fishing, traveling, snowmobiling, candle making, and spending time with her family and friends