The Schmitz farm is located in Portland, Indiana.
The eggs they provide are from caged hens, meaning the hens are place in wire cages with feed and water being provided to each cage. The birds are housed with several hens in each cage, with plenty of space for comfortable movement.
This farm participates in the NPIP program (National Poultry Improvement Plan), which is a national program in collaboration with state and federal departments of agriculture and industry representatives. The main objective is to use new diagnostic technology to effectively improve poultry and poultry products throughout the U.S. NPIP provides certification that poultry and poultry products destined for insterstate and international shipments are disease free.
This farm is part of the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program (PEQAP), which institutes steps to reduce the risk of Salmonalla Enteritidis (SE) with an effective flock testing and management program.
This farm meets the quidelines established by the United Egg Producers (UEP), placing top priority on the comfort, health, and safety of the chickens.