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 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!
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.
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.
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.
From the beginning; our customers and growers have trusted BJE Poultry to produce an exceptional product. We are setting the industry standards by being innovators in the poultry industry. All of our poultry and organic eggs are grown on small family farms like our own. Our farmers take pride in their livestock and product ensuring that best management practices and Certified Humane (trademark symbol) and GAP certifications are kept in order to achieve healthy flocks and a high-quality product. These farms are in our local community allowing our Certified Poultry Technicians (CPT) 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 take pride in being able to supply our customers with services that other companies are not able to as result of their “big farm, big factory” ideals. We specialize in the services you are looking for such as a specific weight, color, or feed program to include Conventional, Organic, ABF, NAE, NON-GMO, Certified Human, GAP certified, Free Range, but most importantly we will work with you to meet your needs.
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 flocks’ management and reporting.
BJE Poultry Executive Management Members Include:
Andy Reich, Vice President of Operations & Sales
Jeanetta Ulrich, Controller
Ken Garber, Live Production Manager
Don Erb, Regulatory & Compliance Manager
Keith Flanders, Live Marketing Manager
Palmer Simpson, Logistics Manager
Our Logistics, Live Market Managers, and Service Technicians’s all are CPT (Certified Poultry Technicians) by PA Department of Agriculture
Our Catchers receive training from the accredited Poultry Handling and Transportation by US Poultry and Ag Department. We facilitate our own catching and loading.
BJE Poultry’s offices are located in Kreamer, Pennsylvania near the family-owned feed business Kreamer Feed, Inc.