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THE AMICK STORY

Founded in 1941, in Batesburg, South Carolina, Amick Farms has always been dedicated to supplying quality chicken products at reasonable prices for our customers. With one small chicken house, a wood fired wash pot and 500 baby chicks, A.D. "Chick" Amick packed fresh-dressed chicken in barrels of ice and loaded them on the back of a B-Model Ford for delivery.

Chick Amick made sure that quality, integrity and service were the core values of his growing business and passed those values onto his son, Bill Amick. In 1972, Bill brought Amick Farms into the 21st century by creating a marriage of traditional values and new technology.

In August of 2006, OSI Group acquired Amick Farms to expand its meat processing portfolio. Amick Farms is now part of the 10th largest meat manufacturing company in the world.

Today, over seventy years later, we have grown to more than 3,000 team members, more than 300 family farm partners, and two totally integrated poultry production complexes—one located in Batesburg, South Carolina and one in Hurlock, Maryland—allowing us to actively manage every step of the production process from the egg to the final product, delivered to our customers. Producing over 1 billion pounds of quality chicken products annually, quality, integrity and service remain core values at Amick Farms. We are committed to meeting ever-evolving customer and consumer needs through a variety of nationally distributed program options.

Our company logo represents the unique nature of the chicken business–and has a deeper meaning. 

OUTER DESIGN: Represents our unending commitment to our goals—quality, integrity, service.

21 EGGS: A baby chick hatches in 21 days.

3-PRONGED SPUR: Represents the make-up of our most valued asset, our people—spirit, mind, body.

BLUE: The color of truth and honesty, our guiding principles.

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Our company logo represents the unique nature of the chicken business–and has a deeper meaning. 

OUTER DESIGN: Represents our unending commitment to our goals—quality, integrity, service.

21 EGGS: A baby chick hatches in 21 days.

3-PRONGED SPUR: Represents the make-up of our most valued asset, our people—spirit, mind, body.

BLUE: The color of truth and honesty, our guiding principles.

OUR STORY...

A TIMELINE OF SUCCESS

1941
1940s

1940s

In June of 1941, A.D. “Chick” Amick starts with one small chicken house, a wood-fired wash pot and 500 baby chicks.
1952

1950s – 1960s

Quality, Integrity and Service
continues to grow the business.
1972

1972

Bill Amick brings Amick Farms
into the 21st Century.
2006

2006

 

Ben Harrison accepts position as CEO.
In 2006, OSI Group, the world’s 10th largest meat producer, acquires Amick Farms.
2010

2010

Purchases what’s now known as our Hurlock,
Maryland Production facility.
2017

2017

Introduces the Chick’s Choice® line of products.
Adds No Antibiotics Ever line of products.
2018

2018

Introduces the Amick Reserve™ line of products.

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We strive to balance the needs of all parties involved: team members, partners, customers and consumers. Simply put — we are good people coming together to provide an exceptional chicken experience.

Setting high goals for ourselves means achieving or exceeding safety, quality, yield, and cost expectation of our customers. Distributed in more than 40 states, our products meet a variety of customer needs, including retail, foodservice and industrial markets.

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We combine, or "integrate," the processes of creating feed; hatching healthy chicks; partnering with family farmers to raise broiler chickens; and processing. This helps us increase efficiencies and quality aspects of our products, from farm to purchase.

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Each technologically advanced plant is supported with its own feed mill and hatchery, which allows us to provide the quality products we promise. Onsite United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors provide inspection oversight.

2079 Batesburg Highway
Batesburg, SC 29006
274 Nealson Street
Hurlock, MD 21643