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Sedberry Brooder Farm

This facility is owed by Smotherman Farms and is located on a 48 acre tract of land on the southwest corner of Patton Branch and Rodgers Hill roads in Northwest McLennan County, Texas.  The operation was constructed in 1998 by Plantation Foods of Waco, Texas.  Plantation Foods subsequently was purchased by Cargill, Inc.  Sedberry Farm was sold to Smotherman Farms, Ltd. in September of 2002 and contracted as an independent grower for Cargill Turkey Production, LLC. Waco Plant.  

Facility Specifications

  • Barn #1 - 500' x 50'   (25,000 sq. ft.)
  • Barn #2 - 550' x 50'   (27,500 sq. ft.)
  • Each house features Insulated Drop Ceilings, AgriVent™ Environmental Controls, Big Dutchman™ Feeding Systems, Ziggity™  Systems Nipple Lines and  L.B. White InfraConic™ Brooding Heat Systems.
  • 48,000 lbs. Feed Storage per Barn (96,000 lbs Total)
  • 3,000 gal. Propane Storage per Barn
  • Dual Water System
  • Water Treatment Facility (Chlorination / Acidification / Medication)
  • Flock Operations Building/Office
  • Onsite Living Quarters (2Br/2Ba Mobile Home)

Growing Program

Flocks per Year 5
Flock Sex Hens
Birds Started each Flock 62,500
Growing Period Day 1 to Day 42
Finishing Farm Sulak Growout Farm
New Flock Cycle Period Every 10 weeks

Interesting Facts

  • Between 1 day of age and 42 days of age, a flock of turkey hen poults will consume about 350,000 lbs of feed, or about 5.8 lbs per bird.
  • On average a turkey hen will grow from 3oz. upon her arrival at the farm to over 4 lbs when she leaves after 6 weeks.
  • Sedberry has 160 propane brooder heaters that can deliver up to 2.7 million BTUs.  During a cold winter, Sedberry can use more than 6,000 gallon of propane in just 3 or 4 weeks.  

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               Last modified: April 19, 2008