About Us2021-02-22T14:19:38-06:00

About Us

If the name Culver Duck doesn’t set your mouth watering, it should!

Our ducks are humanely raised through industry-leading practices, and the result is a lean and delicious product for the home cook and leading chef alike. Our humble start, however, is certainly a feather in our cap.

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  • 1858

    1858

    1858

    December 15, 1858
    Timeline 1

    Warren J Hallock begins raising Long Island White Pekin Ducks on Atlantic Farm in Speonk, Long Island NY.

  • 1891

    1891

    1891

    December 15, 1891
    Timeline History

    AJ Hallock joins his father in what was renamed WW Hallock & Son.

  • 1920

    1920

    1920

    December 15, 1920
    Timeline Ducks

    By 1920 It was the largest Commercial Duck Farm in the World.

  • 1940

    1940s

    1940s

    December 15, 1940
    Timeline Storm

    The Great Hurricane of ‘38 destroyed the farm and much of Long Island, leading to the entry in 1944 of 4th Generation Herbert Reeve Culver II when he buys the failing C & R Duck Farm.

  • 1959

    1959

    1959

    December 15, 1959
    1959 Timeline

    Herb Culver Jr. and Howard Phillips had built the largest duck hatchery in the world, turning out 3,000,000 ducklings a year.

  • 1978

    1978

    1978

    December 15, 1978
    Timeline

    Herbert Culver Jr & Family moved to Indiana in 1960 and the 5th Generation helps Culver Duck become the 2nd Largest Duck Producer in the US, adding the USDA processing plant in 1978 in Middlebury, IN.

  • 1990

    1990

    1990

    December 15, 1990
    Timeline

    In 1990 Culver Duck began International Sales and went on the road with their BBQ to win 1st Place at the North Carolina and Tennessee State Championships and many other National BBQ contests.

  • 2000

    2000

    2000

    December 15, 2000
    Timeline Awards

    2000 was a great year as Culver Duck earned Bell & Evans business; incorporated a third-party audit verifications from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine as well as Winning the First of 8 NASFT Trophies.

  • 2001

    2001

    2001

    December 16, 2001
    Timeline Image

    From 2001 to 2008 Culver Duck went on to win 6 more Silvers and a Gold in as many categories from the New York Fancy Food show.

  • 2013

    2013

    2013

    December 16, 2013
    2013 Timeline

    Culver goes green. Beginning with improving old plants and begin construction on a new hi-tech, energy saving green power plant with the goal of being self-sustaining and energy efficient.

  • 2015

    2015

    2015

    December 16, 2015
    Culver 2015

    In 2015, Dr. Joe Jurgielewicz purchased Culver Duck. Dr Joe owns a similar operation in Pennsylvania and both companies raise 9 million ducks annually.

American Humane

We are proud to be the only duck farm in North America to have earned American Humane Certified™ status. Our White Pekin ducks are raised in spacious barns where they roam freely, express natural behavior and have access to ample food and water, ensuring healthy, happy ducks. The lean composition of our ducks is ideal for the home cook ready to embrace a new and surprisingly versatile protein option for their family (and quite a nutritious one at that!).

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Indiana

Speaking of family, we are very proud of ours. Located in the heart of Amish Country in Northern Indiana, we are part of an honest, hard-working community of farmers, which we view as an extension of our family. These relationships have helped shape our strong Midwestern values at the core of the company.

These core values, paired with our commitment to continuous improvement, puts us at the forefront of the industry, even globally.

Our
Mission

To provide the best value to our customers through quality products, honest people, industry-leading practices and a commitment to excellence in animal-care and all we do.

Our
Vision

Responsibly delivering excellence while creating significance.

Our
Values

TrustTeamworkIntegrityCommitmentRespect

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your duck gluten free?2021-01-26T21:08:24-06:00

Yes, our duck is gluten free.

What breed of duck is Culver?2021-01-26T21:24:11-06:00

Culver Duck raises the White Pekin breed. The most popular breed in North America, this duck’s meat is known for its mild tasting flavor. This is an all white duck that cannot fly. Some other breeds of ducks found in North America are Muscovy, Moulard, and Mallard.

Do you use antibiotics?2021-03-17T06:19:30-05:00

No antibiotics are ever injected into our eggs, administered to our ducklings, or added to the feed or water consumed by our ducks. Our Culver Live Operations Team and our producers safeguard the health of our ducks by assuring that they have plenty of nutritious feed, water, comfortable housing and abundant care.

Do your products contain GMO’s?2021-01-26T21:02:39-06:00

Culver products are 100% GMO-free. A misguided notion by the general public concerning meat production and GMO’s is that animals that are fed feed that could use GMO grains as an ingredient; the meat itself will contain GMO’s. That is far from the truth! The digestive system of any poultry is designed to chemically change what it eats into a new chemical structure; mostly meat tissue.

Are your ducks humanely raised and handled?2021-01-26T21:03:05-06:00

Yes. All Culver ducks are raised and handled according to the strict internal guidelines established by Culver Duck Farms, Inc. Our hatchery, producer farms, live haul operation and slaughter facility are all certified humane by an independent humane auditing group. Our Live Operations and a member of the company leadership team have all been trained and certified in humane handling. One of Culver’s requirements is that all of the family farmers, as well as anyone who handles live ducks, have been trained in humane live bird handling. Care is monitored regularly by members of the Culver Live Operations Team. In addition, Culver has an auditor on staff that operates independently of the Live Operations and audits every