New partnership reflects increasing demand for cage-free eggs, customer deadlines and recent state law changes on hen housing and egg production
SIOUX CENTER, IA (December 3, 2021): Northwest Farms and Proterra Investment Partners has acquired the operations and assets of Willamette Egg Farms in the Pacific Northwest from Michael Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Post Holdings.
Northwest Farms is a newly formed company that includes several egg farming families who also are owners in Versova Management. Versova, headquartered in Sioux Center, IA, has assumed day to day management of the farms, located in Washington and Oregon.
The acquisition includes Willamette’s egg farms in Moses Lake, WA; and Canby and Molalla, OR. The farms include three egg-laying sites housing more than three million hens in production and two feed mills. The sale closed December 2, 2021.