We believe that caring for the environment should be tied into all that we do as farmers. We are committed to producing the best products, while reducing our waste, recycling, limiting our energy and water consumption, and using environmentally sound management practices.
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The LeFevre family started growing tom turkeys for Cooper Farms well over a decade ago, after raising turkeys on their own for many years prior. The LeFevres are one of Cooper Farms’ largest growers, with a total of 12 barns in three different locations, which house the turkeys from five weeks of age to their market age of just under 21 weeks.
Heritage from the Heartland
Virgil Cooper started his turkey business back in 1938 with only 300 turkeys, mostly raising and selling them to his friends and neighbors. His business soon grew to include a turkey hatchery located in downtown Oakwood, Ohio.
His original hatchery is now the Cooper Community Library, and Cooper Farms’ new hatcheries are located just outside of town. Over the years, Virgil and Virginia’s three children Jim, Dianne and Gary have added much to the Cooper family business. Today the company includes two hatcheries, meat processing plants, egg processing plants, feed mills, and many helping hands raising our turkeys, hogs and chickens on our farms.