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About Us2021-02-22T14:19:38-05:00

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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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!).


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.


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.


Responsibly delivering excellence while creating significance.



Frequently Asked Questions

Is your duck gluten free?2021-01-26T21:08:24-05:00

Yes, our duck is gluten free.

What breed of duck is Culver?2021-01-26T21:24:11-05:00

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?2021-03-17T06:19:30-04:00

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?2022-03-08T09:21:07-05:00

Technically, our single ingredient duck products do not contain any GMOs. There is a misguided perception concerning meat production and feed containing GMO’s. Many people believe that animals that are fed a diet that contains GMO grains as an ingredient, will in turn create meat that will contain GMO’s. That is far from the truth and supported by scientific studies.
*“…the DNA from GMO animal food does not make it into the meat, eggs, or milk from the animal. Research shows that foods like eggs, dairy products, and meat that come from animals that eat GMO food are equal in nutritional value, safety, and quality to foods made from animals that eat only non-GMO food.” Source

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

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 farm at least once a year.

What do you feed your ducks?2023-02-05T10:44:49-05:00

Our ducks are fed a simple nutritious diet consisting of Corn, Soy, Wheat, Vitamins and Minerals. At Culver Duck it’s all about raising and feeding our ducks the right way, the natural way. You’ll NEVER find fishmeal, medicinal growth stimulants, antibiotics, hormones, or additives containing arsenic or arsenic compounds in the feed or water that we give our ducks.

Do you use growth hormones?2021-01-26T21:08:07-05:00

Ducks produced or sold in the United States contain no added or artificial hormones. However, because so many people mistakenly believe hormones are used, most duck companies continue to include the term – “no hormones”. When using the term on packaging, the USDA requires all poultry companies to use the adjoining phrase: “Federal regulations do not permit the use of hormones in poultry.”

Meat the Future

As we reflect on our past and uphold the core values it helped shape, we can’t help but look ahead.

And so, we invite you to “meat the future”, with Culver Duck.

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