Premier Family-Owned Egg Farm
Morning Fresh Farms has always been committed to offering our customers
a superior product where freshness and quality are never compromised.
Since 1970, we have strived to exceed industry standards for food
safety and quality assurance. Our success is not simply based
on producing a better egg, but on the relationship we have built
with the community and environment around us.
You can be confident that when you purchase any of our brands, you can enjoy
high quality, safe, wholesome eggs.
At Morning Fresh Farms, we have a philosophy that if you work
hard, possess integrity and take responsibility for your actions,
you will be successful in all of your life endeavors.
We have set forth a dozen standards
that will guide us, as officers and employees, in optimizing
our individual character, uniting us as a team and establishing
Morning Fresh Farms as the company with which our customers,
employees, suppliers and community desire to be associated.
A Dozen Standards
- Offer superior products, where quality,
safety and consistency are never compromised.
- Employ persons possessing upstanding
character and a strong work ethic.
- Offer our employees a safe and positive
workplace, where their talents are valued and their standard of
living is enhanced.
- Maintain a sanitary facility and premises
that are natural and pristine.
- Conduct the most responsible animal husbandry
practices toward our hens.
- Do business with purveyors that hold service,
quality and integrity high.
- Service our customers in a respectable
and efficient manner.
- Strive to exceed our customers' expectations
and place each as highest priority.
- Respect and value the existence of our
competitors in the market.
- Establish business objectives that are
realistic, effective, and ethical.
- Be active in our community and provide
assistance to those less fortunate.
- Remember to enjoy our jobs and extend
good will to those around us.
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Overview of Operations
Egg Production and Processing
Our first responsibility as an egg
producer is ensuring the health and well being of our hens.
In order to produce quality eggs, our hens must be healthy
and safe. Morning Fresh Farms operates a multiple age, 100%
inline egg farm. "100% inline" means we have a fully automated
egg gathering and processing program.
Our layer systems consist of both conventional
and cage free production. Our most recent addition to the
farm is a cage free facility. These barns contain a very progressive
free-roaming system that is the first of its kind in North
America. Through both conventional and cage-free housing we
are able to offer alternatives to the special needs of our
All of our conventional eggs are produced in compliance
with the United Egg Producers Animal Husbandry Guidelines. For
more information on this program, visit www.uepcertified.com.
A majority of our flocks are various
strains of white leghorns. Several of these flocks are dedicated
to producing Eggland's Best eggs. Fed a patented all natural,
100 % vegetarian diet, these birds produce an egg with award-winning
taste that is nutritionally superior to ordinary eggs. Our
brown birds located in our "cage free" houses are also part
of this nutritionally enhanced feed program (Please
visit "About Our Eggs" for more information).
At Morning Fresh Farms we raise all
of our own pullets. These chicks are one day old when delivered
which offers us the opportunity to insure the long-term health
and welfare of our hens from day one.
Every day of the year we collect all
freshly laid eggs, then wash, candle, grade, package and refrigerate
them. Within just a few days, these eggs will be on a truck
destined for your favorite store or restaurant.
Environment Management System
We utilize a computerized environment management
system to monitor and control almost all aspects of our hen
houses. This system controls the fans and temperature, the
lighting, turns feeders on and off and monitors the amount
of water consumed. This system also interfaces with our egg
processing equipment, counts the eggs as they come out of
the layer houses and controls the flow of eggs into the processing
plant. This procedure enhances the quality of life for our
hens and improves egg quality.
Feed and Feed Mill
Since Feed quality is vital to the production
of the best eggs, our farm has invested in a computerized
feed mill that is dedicated to the production of feed for
our hens. Because corn is the largest and most important ingredient
in layer feed, we typically buy a large quantity of Colorado
grown corn from local farmers at harvest time. In addition
to ground corn, the other major ingredients in layer feed
are soybean meal and limestone, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Hormones and stimulants are never used in our feed programs,
in fact, they are not used by any commercial egg farms in
the United States. Hens that produce Eggland's Best eggs are
fed a patented diet that also contains canola oil, alfalfa
meal, kelp and Vitamin E. (Please
visit eggland.com for more information)
Quality Control and Food Safety
In addition to our own quality control
personnel, we utilize the services of a "Resident" USDA Grader.
USDA grading is optional for egg producers and we must pay
for all costs of the service. The inspector examines eggs
for proper grading, quality and size while checking for leaking
and dirty eggs.
Our primary focus is on quality and
food safety. We are totally committed to producing the finest,
safest eggs that we possibly can. Our sanitation and disease
prevention programs are the strictest in the industry.
visit Quality Assurance for more information)
Morning Fresh Farms believes in sustainable
agriculture and is considered one of the most environmentally
conscious egg farms in America. We understand agriculture's
responsibility to the environment and value the land on which
we farm and that which borders our fields. One of the most
unusual aspects of this farm is the manner in which we utilize
our poultry waste. We remove all the waste twice a week from
our barns and immediately dehydrate or compost it. Our subsidiary,
Organix Supply Company, uses dried poultry waste (DPW) as
the primary ingredient in their extensive line of lawn and
garden fertilizers and combines composted manure with wood
shavings from our pallet reclamation center to make soil amendments.
You can find their products under the Richlawn and EKO brands
throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. (Please
visit richlawn.com for more information).
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Morning Fresh Farms, Inc. is a family owned and operated
producer of premium-quality fresh eggs. Our farm is located
in Northern Colorado with majestic Long's Peak as our western
backdrop. The Raith family has been providing farm fresh eggs
to retail and foodservice customers in the Rocky Mountain
area for over 30 years. In 2005, we joined Rocky Mountain
Eggs, Inc., an agricultural cooperative. This Locally owned
cooperative partnership will aid in improving both the marketing
and distribution of shell eggs throughout Colorado and the
We are members of the Colorado Proud Program, South Central Weld Chamber of Commerce, are active with the United Egg Producers and Colorado Egg Producers Association and supporters of many local and national causes (Please visit our "Links" page for more information).
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