Brakebush Brothers family business started with one truck in 1925. With it Brakebush Brothers performed a valuable service by taking local livestock and poultry to major markets in Madison and Milwaukee.
As their business grew, they also bought eggs from local grocers and sold them in places where greater demand existed. In a logical extension of business, Brakebush Brothers began picking up live poultry, dressing and freezing it as a service to their customers.
Service and reliability were key factors in the growth of the business. A dressing and freezing facility was built and this started the modern Brakebush Brothers, Inc. in the food industry.
From the beginning as a one-room egg candling business, the company has evolved into a computerized poultry processing plant. Through it all, the Brakebush family has kept the same ideals which William and Otto, the founders of the business, started: provide the highest quality product at a fair price and back it with the finest service.
The success Brakebush has seen by providing further processed, cooked chicken allowed them to expand into the sizing business. In 2013, Brakebush acquired a state of the art portioning facility in Irving, Texas. In the spring of 2016, Brakebush acquired an additional processing facility in Wells, MN.
Today, Brakebush continues to focus on providing the highest quality chicken products to meet the needs of their customers. From portioning and sizing of raw product in Irving, to fully cooking and par frying in Wells and Westfield, Brakebush is prepared to provide chicken for generations to come.
Brakebush has always strived to be a leader in our industry, from new technology to customer expectations, and sustainability is no different. As a company, they have evaluated every aspect of their costs to maintain control over them. If there is a better, more efficient and less impactful way to do something, they have made those changes and will continue to look at ways to improve.
Most of the new sustainability initiatives are things they have been doing all along because they feel that it’s the best way to operate a business and that it’s their responsibility to their community. They are in a rural setting, in a small community, in a small county in Wisconsin and have always known that it is their responsibility to make a small environmental impact while making a very positive impact on their community. They have strived to be a leader in every aspect of their business and to be a positive example in their community.