GEORGETOWN, Del. — During Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.’s (DPI) 55th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, eight flock supervisors from Delmarva’s five chicken companies received Outstanding Flock Supervisor awards. As flock supervisors, they work with independent chicken growers as liaisons between the farmer and the chicken company.
The flock supervisors honored were:
Ryan Hanie, from Tyson Foods
Cameron Horne, from Allen Harim
Barry Munoz, from Perdue Farms
Justin Tomlinson, from Mountaire Farms
Wade Parks, from Amick Farms, a two-time recipient of this award
Mindy Phillips, from Perdue Farms, a two-time recipient of this award
Jeff Layfield, from Mountaire Farms, a four-time recipient of this award
Doug Pusey, from Perdue Farms, a seven-time recipient of this award
(Barry Munoz, a first-time recipient of the Outstanding Flock Supervisor award, is one of eight supervisors honored this year by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.)
This year flock supervisors have faced challenges like no other. They’ve had to ask growers to do things, like extend growout periods on little notice, that would never be asked during a ‘normal’ year,” said Dale Cook, DPI’s president. “To many growers, you are the company, and you’re building relationships with your growers. Many growers look to you as a friend. And you are doing all of this while dealing with the company’s needs, both to meet consumer demand and to match production capacity.”
“Flock supervisors make critical connections between a chicken company and an independent family farmer,” said Holly Porter, DPI’s executive director. “We’re proud of these honorees, whose work is vital for the success of the whole chicken community.”
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–James Fisher, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.