Care and Pride Go Into Our Eggs

by United Egg Producers Certified | Jan 22, 2020
“We strive to be the best we can be and produce the absolute best product we can.” Bryce McCory always loved animals and grew up in a family that spent a lot of time talking about eggs. Rose Acre Farms was founded in the 1930s by David Rust who sold eggs to grocery store chains in Indianapolis. The grocery stores grew in size and number, and Rose Acre Farms followed suit. The company grew and today has multiple facilities in eight states.

McCory is one of several third-generation family members working at Rose Acre Farms. He joined the family farm after graduating with a degree in animal science from Purdue University. Currently two years into a five-year emerging leaders’ program, McCory is spending time in every area of the farm. So far working with the hens is his favorite place.  But the job is 24/7 and not always easy. According to McCory, “you can’t let titles get in the way.  Everyone pitches in and helps.”

Traveling to different farms and meeting different people also been a highlight for McCory.

He always planned on working for the family. “Nothing was as compelling as going back to the farm – this was always my goal.” McCory sees several benefits of working with family. “Everyone cares a lot and has a strong motivation to succeed. Working together has challenges, but it is rewarding to work together and fun.”

The family openly displays their faith with Bible verses on the Rose Acre website and its egg cartons.  Often meetings begin with the Lord’s Prayer.

There are many challenges in egg farming. McCory sees striving to maintain a positive culture and giving workers the tools to make their jobs easier as one challenge.  Another is keeping up with many regulations that frequently change.

What is McCory’s message to consumers?  “I want them to know how much care and pride go into our eggs.  We strive to be the best we can be and produce the absolute best product we can. I love the egg industry and am  committed and look forward to challenges, fun and lots of opportunity.”

“I have one of the best jobs in the world, helping to produce an important food to feed people.”

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

Southwest Breakfast Burritos

  • 4 large EGGS, beaten
  • 8 oz. turkey breakfast sausages, casings removed
  • 1/2 red OR green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 to 10-inch), warmed
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese (4 oz.)
  1. COAT large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. COOK sausage over medium heat, breaking into crumbles, until browned and cooked through. POUR OFF all but 1 Tbsp. drippings. ADD bell pepper; sauté until softened, about 4 minutes.
  2. POUR eggs over mixture in skillet. As eggs begin to set, GENTLY PULLthe eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds. CONTINUE cooking—pulling, lifting and folding eggs—until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly.
  3. SPOON egg mixture into center of tortillas, dividing evenly; SPRINKLE with cheese. FOLD in sides of tortillas, then roll up burrito-style.
"This is the day which the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24