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.
- 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
- 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)
|Flocks per Year
|Birds Started each Flock
||Day 1 to Day 42
||Sulak Growout Farm
|New Flock Cycle Period
||Every 10 weeks
- 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.