The Murphy Family farming operation from Dorchester County, Maryland is owned and operated by three generations. In 2004, Brad and JB Murphy encouraged their parents Bob and Rose Murphy to partner with them and begin raising chickens. The boys had experience helping their grandparents who had two chicken houses, and it seemed natural for them to move toward chicken production when they finished school. Today, the family – which now includes Brad and JB’s wives and children – operates 14 houses on three separate farms. On the Bellview Farm, designated for this year’s outstanding producer award, the Murphys raise more than 200,000 birds each year. Brad, JB and Bob are all involved with their operation and when school schedules permit, the grandchildren also help out. The family follows all new developments regarding chicken production and are always updating their operation with new technology and practices. Mountaire is very pleased to have the Murphy Family as an Outstanding Grower for 2015.