MIDDLEBURY — Culver Duck Farms Inc., 12215 C.R. 10, Middlebury, has received a Business Recognition Award from the Greater Elkhart Chamber Business Recognition Council.
Culver Duck moved to Indiana in 1960, built a processing plant in Middlebury in 1978, and is operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Joe Jurgielewicz & Son. In 2013, it built a power plant run by methane produced by a waste composting/digesting facility. The company is expanding its layer facility to add 27,000 eggs per week to the current production of over 200,000 eggs per week.
Culver Duck is involved in community organizations, including Little League and 4-H. Ducklings are provided at no cost to 4-H poultry project participants, and a Culver Duck representative attends every Elkhart County 4-H Fair duck auction to ensure that favorable bids are placed.
The company employs 225 local team members and contracts with over 100 area breeders and growers to facilitate production requirements. They are certified by the American Humane program that ensures animal welfare and care, and also a certified “NSF Traceable Down Standard” producer which facilitates sales of duck down.