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Sensenig Turkey Farm

Lancaster Co., PA

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It all started in 1948, when John Sensenig (Grandpa) moved to a farm in the beautiful Brubaker Valley in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As a young, energetic famer, he dreamed of specialized farming. With the help of a local feed mill he entered into turkey production.

In 1959 Grandpa built his first turkey barn. Coinciding with his turkey production, he began ‘dressing’ turkeys. First this was done in the woodshed and the farmhouse kitchen. Then in the early 60’s, a garage was built that was used to process turkeys over the holiday season. Grandpa’s number one goal was to serve the Lord, and second to have satisfied customers.

Over the past 50 years, many changes have come to Sensenig Turkey Farm, home of the Valley Belle Turkey. Here and there additions were made to the garage. In 2002, processing moved from a seasonal holiday event to a year round, weekly event. Today Sensenig Turkey Farm has a USDA inspected plant, but the goal is still the same. They aim to please God and their customers.

The turkeys grown on their farm come from hatcheries in neighboring states as one day old poults. The poults are placed in brooder houses with modern computerized ventilation systems. At five to seven weeks of age the birds are moved to grow out barns, which are at least one half mile away as part of their biosecurity plan. These barns allow for plenty of room for the turkeys to roam, with fresh air and clean water.

The turkeys are fed an all vegetable diet. No animal byproducts are used. The grains, corn, and soybeans are basically grown on their farms. Turkeys are never given growth hormones. Antibiotics are only used therapeutically to help ensure a healthy bird for their customers. The turkeys are processed on their farm under strict sanitation standards. They are all natural with no preservatives added.

It all started in 1948, when John Sensenig (Grandpa) moved to a farm in the beautiful Brubaker Valley in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As a young, energetic famer, he dreamed of specialized farming. With the help of a local feed mill he entered into turkey production.

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