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ORGANIC, SPECIALTY POULTRY

The integrator uses the most advanced machinery and packaging available at the $110 million processing
plant it opened in 2015. Austin Alonzo
houses as well as full clean outs and disinfections between
each flock. This is a greater expense but she said it
reduces the overall bacterial challenge the birds face - a
key for organic production.
House designs are standardized. Every house
features windows for natural light, enrichments for the
birds and migration fences. Organic houses employ
doors to fenced-in outdoor areas. Margo Sechler said
all houses built within the last year, and all future
houses, will use a European-style feeder featuring
a clam-shell design made by Butterfly Concepts
LLC. The pulley suspended system can be raised and
lowered as needed for the birds, avoiding issues with
placing pans on the ground, and opens and empties
easily for cleaning.

Processing
Bell & Evans maintains two separate plants and a
rendering facility. A third plant, slated to open with
two lines and expand to four, will begin construction
in 2020.

Birds are slaughtered at the first plant and then trucked
down the road to a $110 million, 160,000 square-foot
processing, packaging and par frying facility that opened
in 2015. When the third facility is fully operational, it
could expand total production by three or four times.
Scott Sechler said the processing facilities are built
with the future in mind. The second facility's processing
floor is designed to accommodate future mechanical
reconfigurations and expansion. Scott Sechler Jr. said Bell
& Evans isn't shy about capital improvements and recently
invested in automated deboning and imaging machinery.
All of the company's deboned products are now screened
by bone detection devices.

Not for sale
Scott Sechler foresees greater growth for Bell &
Evans. The Sechlers, he said, will continue to plow
money back into the business. Future improvements
could include construction of a feed mill. Moving
forward, it will focus on its mission to provide the
best possible product.
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Poultry USA - November 2019
Contents
Further antibiotic use reduction will be hard
Bringing tech solutions to poultry industry challenges
Bell & Evans grows in organic, specialty poultry
Gen Z moms will dig deeper for information on chicken
8 digital technologies to disrupt the turkey industry
Efficiency, sustainability key for Pilgrim’s Sanford
Tyson, Sanderson earn Clean Water Award honorable mention
Marketing poultry products to younger generations
Bulb type doesn’t have much impact on broiler performance
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - November 2019 - Further antibiotic use reduction will be hard
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Bringing tech solutions to poultry industry challenges
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Bell & Evans grows in organic, specialty poultry
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Gen Z moms will dig deeper for information on chicken
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - 8 digital technologies to disrupt the turkey industry
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Efficiency, sustainability key for Pilgrim’s Sanford
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Tyson, Sanderson earn Clean Water Award honorable mention
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Marketing poultry products to younger generations
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Poultry USA - November 2019 - Bulb type doesn’t have much impact on broiler performance
Poultry USA - November 2019 - Product Review
Poultry USA - November 2019 - Ad Index
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