About Us

Hertzfeld Poultry Farms, Inc. is a diversified agricultural organization specializing in providing high quality eggs.  

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hertzfeld, Sr. began the family business with an 80-acre farm in 1938.

In 1959 they began to focus on egg production with 6,000 laying hens. 

Hertzfeld Poultry Farms, Inc. was incorporated in 1966, growing from a family farm to a fully integrated company that controls all phases of the production cycle.

Mission Statement


Hertzfeld Poultry Farms, Inc. believes that the food demand for the world's growing population is great, and we aim to take part in fulfilling that demand.

Working together we can and will have an impact on this process by:

  • Producing quality eggs, grain, and other complimentary agricultural products.

  • Helping one another grow our talents and integrating those talents for the betterment of the company.

  • Helping the company grow and remain a useful and significant partner to the surrounding community.

  • Providing outstanding service to all our customers.

Organization Structure


The manager of the poultry operation oversees the production of the laying hens onsite in Grand Rapids, Ohio, our contract flocks offsite, as well as pullet rearing done by growers on contract with Hertzfeld Poultry Farms, Inc.

The manager of the processing operating coordinates processing, marketing and delivery of over 2 million eggs per month.

The manager of the farming operation grows corn for feed used internally to feed the laying hens.

The manager of the feedmill operation provides carefully formulated feed for our laying hens.

The manager of the manure operation oversees disposition of organic matter for use as fertilizer.

The manager of the trucking operation ensures timely delivery and prompt service.

The manager of the finance department oversees all aspects of company finance and accounting.