Hen Council

The objectives of the Hen Council are to study fowl processing, identify research needs, and recommend speakers and activities to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's board of directors. The council helps establish specifications for fowl products and helps identify marketing opportunities.

For questions regarding the Hen Council, contact .


Council Members
Co-chairman: Brad Respess
Tip Top Poultry

Co-chairman: John Comino
Southern Hens, Inc.

Brent Butler
Simmons Foods, Inc.

Bill Crider
Coastal Meats/Crider

Wayne Decker
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Mark Fisher
B&B Poultry Co., Inc.

Mitch Forstie
Downs Food Group

Marc Miro
Global Food Innovations

Lon Peterson
Butterfield Foods Company/Downs
Sales Contacts
Robin Burress
Tip Top Poultry
P.O. Box 6338
Marietta, GA 30065
( 770) 973-8070
Fax: (770)565-3436


Brent Butler
Simmons Foods
P.O. Box 430
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(501) 524-8151
Fax: (501) 524-8162


Randy Carr
New Market Poultry Products Inc.
P.O. Box 220
New Market, VA 22844
(804) 376-2382
Fax: (804) 376-2684

John A. Comino
Southern Hens Inc.
P.O. Box 8000
Moselle, MS 39459
(601) 582-2262
Fax: (601) 543-0290

Mike Downs
Tony Downs Foods
400 Armstrong Blvd. N.
St. James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3111
Fax: (507) 375-3048


Mark Fisher / Lou Rothman
B & B Poultry Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 307
Norma, NJ 08347
(856) 692-8893
Fax: (856) 692-0438

Dave Holmgren
Butterfield Foods Co.
225 Hubbard Ave.
P.O. Box 229
Butterfield, MN 56081
(507) 956-5103
Fax: (507) 956-5751


Richard Shipman
Tyson Foods
212 E. Elm Street
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 636-1620
Fax: (479) 636-7677


Steve Tenney
All-States Quality Foods L.P.
901 North Main
P.O. Box 365
Charles City, IA 50616-0365
(641) 228-5023
Fax: (641) 228-2624

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