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Chief Human Resources Officer, Stephanie Kempa interviews with The Right Place

November 30, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – In this episode of Talking Talent with TaRita from The Right Place, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Stephanie Kempa, highlights Herbruck’s rich history and our company’s care for our teammates and their families.

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EY Announces Greg Herbruck as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award Winner

Celebrating the bold leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize industries and transform lives

JUNE 20, 2024

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Greg Herbruck, CEO of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive awards program for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.

Greg Herbruck was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs and other business leaders. Candidates were evaluated based on their ability to create long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their purpose and the demonstration of growth and substantial impact, among other key indicators. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s provides hens with excellent care to produce high-quality eggs

March 19, 2024

SARANAC, Mich. – For more than 60 years, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has provided high-quality, expert care for its egg-laying hens.

On National Poultry Day, Herbruck’s is highlighting its process to produce delicious, nutritious, high-quality eggs, which starts with dedicating many resources to caring for its flock of 11 million egg-laying hens at its Michigan and Pennsylvania locations, helping ensure they have the best medical care, nutrition and living environment. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Production Manager Neil Moser Featured in Midwest Poultry Consortium

February 29, 2024

Original story posted to mwpoultry.org

SARANAC, Mich. – Neil Moser was a student at Michigan State University (MSU) when he learned about the COE program. He took COE classes in 2005 and 2006. He did his Center of Excellence (COE) internships with Rose Acre Farms and Sunrise Farms.

After graduating from college, Neil took a job with a layer company in Ohio. He worked for that company for over a decade and grew into the role of Regional Live Production Manager. Click here to read more.

Blue Springs Egg Farm staff speaks with students on agricultural careers

February 8, 2024

MERCERSBURG, Pa. – Representatives from Blue Springs Egg Farm created excitement about careers in agriculture during a visit today to the Franklin County Career & Technology Center.

Team members from Blue Springs, a sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility owned and operated by Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, met with multiple groups of students to discuss career paths in agriculture and working with future employers. Click here to read more.

Helping McDonald’s source 100% cage-free eggs in the U.S.

February 6, 2024

Original story posted to Cargill.com Feb. 6, 2024

SARANAC, Mich. – In September 2015, McDonald’s made a bold commitment: The restaurant chain would serve 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 in all its U.S. restaurants.

The cage-free egg commitment meant McDonald’s eggs would need to start coming from hens that live in a cage-free environment on the farm. No small task, considering McDonald’s purchased nearly 2 billion eggs in 2023 alone.The larger challenge? Two billion cage-free eggs simply weren’t available in the U.S. at the time. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s team members complete DOL registered apprenticeship program

January 10, 2024

SARANAC, Mich. – Three hard-working Herbruck’s team members  – Dennis Jankowiak, Austin Kelley, and Tyler Miller – recently completed their DOL Registered Apprenticeship program and are officially now Journey Workers!

Herbruck’s maintenance technician registered apprenticeship program was first launched in 2017 to develop the skills of our maintenance teams for the growing complexity and automation of our production and processing systems. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s donates 2.2 million eggs in 2023

January 3, 2024

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch donated 2.2 million eggs in 2023, helping local organizations in Michigan and Pennsylvania provide delicious, nutritious eggs to people in need.

“Each year, we are so proud to donate nutritious eggs to organizations that serve people in need,” said Amy Herbruck, community and public relations manager at Herbruck’s. “One of our core values is being a good neighbor to the communities we serve, and donating millions of eggs is just one way we work to improve the lives of our neighbors.” Click here to read more.

West Michigan Works! Celebrates Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch as 2023 Employer of the Year

December 11, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – West Michigan Works! recognizes Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch as its 2023 Employer of the Year for its contributions to workforce development, community engagement and the agribusiness industry.

The award was presented during the annual West Michigan Works! board meeting held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on December 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Damon Jordan, district representative from the Office of Congressman John Moolenaar, presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, honoring their achievement as Employer of the Year. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s sponsors annual Toys for Tots gift collection

December 11, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is again helping local children have happy holidays by sponsoring Ionia County Toys for Tots, the annual collection of gifts and essentials for distribution to local children who might otherwise go without gifts during the holiday season.

“Herbruck’s is incredibly proud of our partnership with Ionia County Toys for Tots, and of our team members and leadership who donate toys and essential items for families in our community,” said Herb Herbruck, president of Herbruck’s. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s entering fifth year of providing employees with on-site health care services

December 4, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is celebrating the beginning of its fifth year of providing free, convenient health care services for employees through the Herbruck’s Employee Wellness Clinic, which opened on Dec. 3, 2019.

More than 700 Herbruck’s team members, and their families, have access to the Employee Wellness Clinic through their comprehensive health care plan provided by the company. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Blue Springs Egg Farm spreads holiday cheer through sponsorship of Christmas tree lighting

November 27, 2023

MERCERSBURG, Penn. – Herbruck’s Blue Springs Egg Farm recently helped spread holiday cheer in Mercersburg through its sponsorship of the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Blue Springs, operated by fourth-generation family business Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, was this year’s sponsor of the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Merry Little Christmas Celebration, held on Saturday, Nov. 25. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch sponsoring annual Thanksgiving Community Meal

November 21, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is helping West Michigan residents get a hot, delicious meal on Thanksgiving.

Herbruck’s, a fourth-generation family business, is once again sponsoring Mel Trotter Ministries’ free Thanksgiving Community Meal for people in the community who are experiencing homelessness, and anyone in the greater Grand Rapids area. Click here to read more.

Blue Springs Egg Farm celebrates ‘First Hen Day’

Original holiday commemorates first egg-laying hens’ arrival

November 14, 2023

MERCERSBURG, Penn. – Blue Springs Egg Farm celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of the farm’s first egg-laying hens one year ago today.

On Nov. 14, 2022, 170,000 new winged residents arrived at Blue Springs, the $100 million sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility operated by Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch. The hens began producing high-quality, nutritious eggs, and today the Blue Springs flock has grown to 600,000 hens. Click here to read more.

Members of Congress visit Blue Springs Egg Farm

Herbruck’s officials discuss economic impact, sustainability with federal lawmakers

October 31, 2023

MERCERSBURG, Penn. – Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Michigan got an inside look at Blue Springs Egg Farm on Friday, as they toured the sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility.

Representatives of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, the fourth-generation family business that operates Blue Springs, were on hand to discuss the state of agriculture in the United States with lawmakers and show the innovations Herbruck’s has made to the poultry industry. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch collects, donates 5,000 pounds of food to community organizations

Items collected in recognition of Hunger Action Month

October 24, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has collected 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and other essentials to donate to community organizations that serve families in need.

In recognition of Hunger Action Month in September, the fourth-generation family business collected items donated by Herbruck’s team members and leadership throughout the month to be given to organizations in Michigan and Pennsylvania this week. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s earns national recognition for being a great place to work

Fourth-generation family business named Best & Brightest in the nation

September 18, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has been recognized as a top company to work for in the nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

Herbruck’s was named one of the 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, an honor given to companies that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch funds local school supply donations

Fourth-generation family business named Best & Brightest in the nation

August 17, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has donated funding to several community groups so local children in need have school supplies for the upcoming school year.

Herbruck’s donated to United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties’ Adopt-a-Classroom program and Ionia-based The Right Door’s back-to-school supply giveaway in Michigan. In Pennsylvania, where Herbruck’s operates Blue Springs Egg Farm, the company donated to United Way of Franklin County and to Rocket Totes, which is giving away backpacks for students. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch celebrates one year of operations at Blue Springs Egg Farm

August 11, 2023

MERCERSBURG, Penn. – Blue Springs Egg Farm, the cage-free egg-laying facility developed by Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, is celebrating its first year in operation.

The ribbon was cut at Blue Springs Egg Farm one year ago today, and since then, more than 500,000 egg-laying hens have produced eggs; more than 150 people from the local region have been hired in various good-paying jobs in egg production, processing, sanitation and warehouse and Blue Springs has supplied eggs to the northeast United States. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch earns award for being a great place to work

West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For honors company’s human resources practices

May 18, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has been recognized as one of West Michigan’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Herbruck’s received the award during an award ceremony on Tuesday, May 16. The award identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resources practices and employee enrichment. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch donates hundreds of thousands of eggs

May 2, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – May is National Egg Month, and Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is continuing to serve its community through the donation of eggs.

To date in 2023, Herbruck’s, a fourth-generation family business, has donated 59,395-dozen eggs, which equals 712,740 eggs in total. The eggs were donated to dozens of community organizations in Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Blue Springs Egg Farm, Herbruck’s sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility, has begun egg production. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch hosts meet and greet with local legislators

April 25, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch on Monday hosted a meet and greet with a bipartisan group of local lawmakers.

The meet and greet event was held at Shadow Ridge Golf & Banquet Center. Representatives of the fourth-generation family business were present to network with lawmakers and discuss Michigan’s agriculture industry and land use. Click here to read more.

 

Herbruck’s team member appointed to statewide agricultural foundation board

March 27, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – A Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch team member has been appointed to the Michigan FFA Foundation Board of Directors, which helps grow the state’s future agricultural leaders.

Brittany Brown, senior pullet manager at Herbruck’s for 10 years, joined the Michigan FFA Foundation board in February after being involved with the FFA since high school. Click here to read more.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch earns awards for marketing projects

February 24, 2023

SARANAC, Mich. – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch marketing staff earned multiple awards for two projects from the West Michigan American Advertising Federation during a ceremony Thursday.

The Game of Life: Herbruck’s Edition and the Herbruck’s Coloring Book, were awarded Gold and Silver, respectively, American Advertising Awards honors called ADDYs that recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Click here to read more.

Egg-laying hens arrive at Blue Springs Egg Farm

Egg production to begin at $100 million sustainable facility

November 14, 2022

MERCERSBURG, Penn. – About 170,000 new residents arrived in Mercersburg today to begin producing eggs and contributing to the local and regional economy.

Egg-laying hens arrived home at Blue Springs Egg Farm, the $100 million sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility opened by Herbruck’s of Pennsylvania. With the arrival of hens, egg production will begin at Blue Springs. Click here to read more.