Even as it has grown to become the second-largest egg producer in the United States, Rose Acre Farms retains the family-owned values of excellence and integrity that characterized the business in its infancy back in the 1930s. Today, the family remains involved in the company's day-to-day activities.
Business Beginnings: A Commitment to Meeting Customer Needs
David Rust began selling his family’s shell eggs to corner grocery stores in the early 1940s. His reputation as a high-quality, trustworthy egg supplier grew, and he started buying eggs from other farmers to meet the growing demand from city grocers. By 1954, Rust had enough business to purchase 40 acres of land and start expanding his own flocks.
A History of Innovation and Stewardship
From the beginning, Rose Acre Farms has been committed to innovation and stewardship. In the 1960s, Rose Acre Farms devised the first inline egg processing operation in the country—cutting down costs through increased efficiency while also improving food safety. Ongoing innovation and quality improvements, as well as commitment to the health of Rose Acre Farms flocks, spread the business to other cities. As the company expanded, the Rust family took great care to maintain the founding values of Rose Acre Farms, always growing the organization without compromising quality, food safety, or animal health.
Streamlined Production Ensures Quality and Efficiency
From how chickens are bred to the way they are raised, from how layers are cared for to the feed they eat, Rose Acre Farms successfully streamlines its operations within the organization. Streamlined production ensures that company values are never compromised, that the highest standards of quality and animal care are met, and that customers can count on Rose Acre Farms as a trusted egg supplier.
At Rose Acre Farms, the tradition of excellence continues. Even as our company continues to grow and expand, our small-town, family-owned values of service and quality never waver. We look forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations for years to come.