Buyers have big plans for egg farm | The Columbus Dispatch

Jul 2, 2011 Read more: Columbus Dispatch 28
A group of Iowa egg producers says its purchase of Ohio's largest egg farm will lead to a new era of compliance and accountability - and substantial new investment. Read more
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Canal Winchester, OH

#1 Jul 2, 2011
Another round of lawsuits. . . .
freeloader

Canal Winchester, OH

#2 Jul 2, 2011
The processes that 3J Holdings is proposing isn't new. In fact, those processes (such as the conveyor belt) should be standard in the industry.
Ammonia? That can be controlled. The companies that put out an effort are able to.
Those that don't put out the efforts to create a healthy environment for the birds and the neighborhood aren't trying and should be expelled.

Since: Jul 10

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 2, 2011
I enjoy eggs.
Kate

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 2, 2011
Here's a novel idea. How about you stop abhorrent factory farming altogether and actually allow chickens to roam freely out of doors. Worked for thousands of years in the past and still works on many farms in the US and around the world. Better products for the consumer and better for those living near the farms. Less impact on the water supply as well....oh wait, not as big a profit margin for the owners, so it's out of the question. :P
Alex

United States

#5 Jul 2, 2011
Someone has been putting a ton of money into the Croton facility the last few years. New barns and existing barn renovation as well as many other changes. I wonder if it is the new owners or DeCoster with the anticipation of selling.
FlyOver

Zanesville, OH

#6 Jul 2, 2011
8.3 MILLION hens!!! same population as NYC...all on one farm..Thank goodness I'm not a hen in that facility!!
But Seriously

Findlay, OH

#7 Jul 2, 2011
Back yard hens solve these problems.
Ohio Patriot

Dublin, OH

#8 Jul 2, 2011
We heard this all before.

When Ohio Fresh Eggs took over Buckeye Egg after their management imploded into an environmental disaster, the new owners said all the same things about good management and the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture - the fox that guards the factory farm hen house - said it all sounded good to them. The new management kept the facility in compliance for a couple months and then it fell apart as the owners maximized profits by minimizing investment and taking full advantage of the weaknesses in the Ag Department's rules which were written by the Big Ag lobbies and which all the environmental groups opposed as corporate sell-outs.

We all knew who was right here - evil Jack DeCoster was behind it all - making big bucks, ruining the environment - and exposing the Ag Dept. for the toothless, corrupt "regulators" that they are for the whole world to see.

Now they say, trust us this time. Well, fool me once, shame on you. But fool me twice and shame on all of us. The whole system needs thrown out & taken away from the Ag Dept. before any thinking person not on the Farm Bureau's payroll should have the slightest confidence that such a corrupt, insider system would ever meet the legitimate needs and expectations of the people of this state.
Lord of the Flies

Fremont, CA

#9 Jul 2, 2011
Hey....those are not are flies. Does it have a blue or black belly?

Are flies have a green abdomen.
True Dat

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 2, 2011
Kate wrote:
Here's a novel idea. How about you stop abhorrent factory farming altogether and actually allow chickens to roam freely out of doors. Worked for thousands of years in the past and still works on many farms in the US and around the world. Better products for the consumer and better for those living near the farms. Less impact on the water supply as well....oh wait, not as big a profit margin for the owners, so it's out of the question.:P
But wait... then where will we get our "liquid egg product?" (and dare I add: ewwwwww.)

“aggrivated editor”

Since: Apr 11

Newark

#11 Jul 2, 2011
and no mention of employees interestingly enough..

not a word about safety, health, pay, etc..
abe

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jul 2, 2011
This is global-agriculture at it's worst.
abe

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Jul 2, 2011
redharedgrl wrote:
and no mention of employees interestingly enough..
not a word about safety, health, pay, etc..
.....illegal aliens.......
Benny

Utica, OH

#14 Jul 2, 2011
I live in Wyandot County and we have heard all this before. Every time they change the name of this place (supposedly under new management) they go right back to their old practices. Hiring illegals and underage Amish kids, air and water pollution and improper disposal of the 10,000 a day dead birds. Revoke their permits and close this sewer.
guest

Lewis Center, OH

#15 Jul 2, 2011
consumers have the power to stop these types of farms by purchasing only eggs from cage free operations. A happier chicken if often times a healthier chicken.... Once the consumer shift occurs,places like this will go out of business. Additonal, boycotts of restaurants that use eggs from these places, such as Bob Evans, if you want to take it a step further.
Places like this that produce cheap food are detrimental to human health, b/c of this I accept the more expensive costs of purchasing organic and cage free eggs. No animal should have to live in inhumane conditions for the sake of my appetite or wallet.
Linda

Galloway, OH

#16 Jul 2, 2011
As they say, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions".
NO MORE FLIES

Sunbury, OH

#17 Jul 2, 2011
Do something about these damn flies!!!
don s

Grove City, OH

#18 Jul 2, 2011
Don't worry folks. After they donate a few million bucks to king John, they will have no problems with the state. So, don't expect them to make good on any promises they make.
Are you kidding

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 2, 2011
We ought to run them out of this state and ALL others. They deserve to live in the manure pits they create.
dandydon64

Hilliard, OH

#20 Jul 2, 2011
How badly do they treat the birds? Would they allow daily inspections? How humane will their operation be? Will the birds ever see the light of day? Come on Dispatch, ask real questions.

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