GEORGETOWN — Two farm families who grow chickens for Allen Harim were honored by the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., April 18 at the annual banquet in Salisbury.
Allen Harim growers honored by DPI as “Outstanding Growers” were Dale Phillips of Georgetown and Chittle Saylor of Preston, MD.
Dale Phillips is a third-generation chicken grower whose father and grandfather also raised birds. His wife, Kathy, is involved in poultry too. She works at the University of Delaware Lasher Laboratory to detect flock illnesses.
They operate two chicken houses and care for up to 60,000 birds at a time. Mr. Phillips also is active in the Delaware Farm Bureau.
His farm, Gravel Hill, has been growing chickens since 1995 and in 2005, Ms. Phillips took over for his grandfather and built a second house on the farm. They have two daughters, Ruby and Emily.
Chittle Saylor Jr., who also won in 2011, and his wife Jean raise up to 63,000 birds in each flock for Allen Harim in three houses on a Preston farm they acquired in 1993. They operate a poultry services business, too.
Allen Harim is a leader in no-antibiotic-ever chicken on Delmarva.
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