​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our History

Bill and Otto Brakebush in front of truck​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.  

worker sorting eggsAs 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. 

delivering eggsService 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. Brakebush added a facility in Mocksville, North Carolina fourth facility in 2018, which began producing products at the end of 2019.

Brakebush Brothers delivering eggs and poultry

​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, Mocksville and Westfield, Brakebush is prepared to provide chicken for generations to come.

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