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

Huevos Rancheros

  • 4 large EGGS
  • 1 tsp.canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp.each ground cumin and dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp.salt
  • 1 Tbsp. no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. roasted, diced green jalapeno pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 small corn tortillas, approximately 6'' wide
  • 1/4 cup crumbled fat-free feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges
  • black pepper to taste
  • HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. COOK onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, or until softened. STIR in cumin, oregano, salt, tomato paste and jalapeno chilis for 1 minute or until combined. ADD tomatoes with juice; REDUCE heat to medium-low and SIMMER for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. REMOVE skillet from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • BAKE tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet in preheated 400ºF oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy.
  • For Sunny-Side Up, Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high. BREAK eggs and SLIP into skillet one at a time. Immediately REDUCE heat to low.
  • COOK eggs for about 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SERVE as is or FLIP eggs over carefully and COOK to desired doneness. SPRINKLE eggs lightly with salt and pepper.
  • SPOON warm sauce evenly over tortillas on four plates. TOP each tortilla with fried egg and sprinkle with feta and cilantro. SERVE immediately with lime wedges.
"This is the day which the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24