Ben Randle is general manager at GDW Farms LLC, a turkey farm in West Olive, MI. After a career as an electrician, Ben took on a new role as a farmer, where he helps raise turkeys from one day to 20 weeks old.

Listen as Ben talks about:  

  • How 20-week old turkeys are like ornery 18-year-old boys
  • Why he became a part of the school board
  • How he can control 28 buildings from his phone – especially useful at 2:00 a.m. in February
  • Antibiotics, marketing, the attack on protein, and how to best care for animals
  • Vacations with his wife, hunting with his kids, and joking about all of them

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries is a producer-led organization that serves and represents over 50 Michigan family-owned poultry farms with more than 15 million laying hens, 6 million chicken broilers, and 5.3 million turkeys represented.  Michigan Allied Poultry is committed to the advancement and prosperity of the poultry industry through advocacy, education and development.

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc.
PO Box 144
Hamilton, MI 49419
Office: 517.372.5250
info@mipoultry.com