03 Aug Eastern Nebraska gears up for poultry production
Tyler Harris | Aug 03, 2018
When you get down to it, it’s no small task to introduce a new agricultural production system to a region. It takes coordination, planning and plenty of labor. Take Lincoln Premium Poultry — the company that’s managing the production process for the new state-of-the-art Costco poultry processing facility in Fremont, Neb.
It takes a certain number of producers to raise 2 million birds weekly to supply the plant, and it takes a consistent market provided by the facility for those producers. Bringing those two things together simultaneously is a feat in and of itself.
The facility is projected to start operating in September 2019, and all 432 broiler barns needed to supply it will be completed by then. Ideally, the barns scheduled to provide the first shipment of broilers will be producing birds by 10 weeks before.Full Story