CANDOR – Mountaire Farms recently hosted an annual Top Grower Party in West End to honor the family’s star-studded family farmers.
Distributed by more than 500 contractors in 17 counties across North Carolina, the event honors all the hardworking men and women who are helping Mountaire feed the world.
The company has presented “top producer” awards to top farmers. Six of the company’s wooden bridge breeders were selected, and six were selected for the company’s Siller City Processing Poultry Growers.
Monteire’s top growers in 2021 include:
– Terry & Sally Farm, owned by Terry Locklear in Robson County, Robson County, has been a contractor for Monteire Farms since August 2005.
– Cluca Berry Farm, owned by Richard Barry in Delon County, South Carolina, has been a contractor for Mountaire Farms since September 2019.
– Jerusalem Farm, owned by Colon Roberts, Bladen County, which has been a contractor for Monteire Farms since August 2006.
– Fohor Farm, owned by Kendrick Eason in Bladen County, has been the contractor for Monteire Farms since August 2015.
– Summer Farms in Scotland County, owned by Wang Xiong, a contractor for Montaire Farms since October 2007.
– Bethlehem Farm, owned by Colon Roberts in Bladen County, Bladen County, which has been a contractor for Mountaire Farms since November 2018.
– Vali View View Farms owned by Richard Craig Macon in Randolf County, which has been a contractor for Montaire Farms since March 2012.
– Pat Street Farms, Chatham County, owned by Pat Street, has been a contractor for Mountaire Farms since July 1989.
– Tony Harris Farm, owned by Tony Harris, in Moore County, contractor for Mountaire Farms from March 2022.
– Hillside Roost Farms, owned by Justin Brooks in Chatham County, has been the contractor for Monteire Farms since July 2013.
– Asbil Farms, owned by Darren Asbil in Randolf County, which has been a contractor for Monteire Farms since June 2016.
– Jay Simpson Farms, owned by J. Simpson in Randolph County, has been a contractor for Mountaire Farms since June 1996.
The company has awarded the “Environmental Award” to Robinson County developers for promoting sustainable practices and conserving natural resources. This year’s winner was Sung Farm Sung Zheng Zheng, who grew up in Montreal since September 2011. Jackie Lu received the award on behalf of Zheng. Zeng invested $ 4.5 million on 8,000 solar panels on 4 acres of land. This was to cover the total cost of the farm in the summer of 2022.
“Some growers just get it, and Mr. Yong is one of those growers,” said Jim Shepard, vice president of direct operations at Montaire Farms. “Renewable energy is proving to be a viable option for poultry farmers, and its focus on agriculture is exemplary. It is working hard to repair the roads on the property, so the land looks good and is safe for us fodder drivers as well.”
The Moutaire “Ambassador Award” is for a contractor who has excelled in representing the culture of Monteire Farms in the community. This year’s award goes to Russell and Charles Cudil, co-owners of C&R Caudill Farm. The Caudhills have been Monteire growers for 34 years. He is a consultant to other farmers in the area and works closely with the US Army in Fort Bragg.
“There is no better leader for Moteire in the community, and we are blessed to have him in our team,” Mirande said. “His years of knowledge and experience are invaluable input to other growers in his community.”
The company also honors developers who have made significant improvements and are committed to becoming better poultry breeders.
This year’s most advanced growers include:
– Bonnie Chicken, Lasi Camgs, Robinson County, which has been a contractor for Monteire Farms since September 2005.
– SK Farm, Steve Nguyen, Scotland County, who has been a contractor for Mountaire Farms since July 2018.
– Triple C Farm, Travis Cox, Randolph County, contractor for Monteire Farms since May 2012.
– Southern Pride, Sheila McNinis, Richmond County, Contractor since February 2011.
– Cherokee 1, Charles Smith, Hawk County, contractor since September 2003.