Jaindl History & Legacy

To continue the 80 year tradition of raising premium turkeys and pioneer for new ideas and better ways to breed, hatch, grow and feed our turkeys.

Jaindl Farms is established by John L. Jaindl when he and his son Fred begin growing turkeys on a farm in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Jaindl turkeys win the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Best Display in the worldwide National Turkey Federation Competition.

Fred Jaindl purchases the farm from his father, with John continuing to work as General Manager. At this time the farm is raising and marketing 200,000 birds per year and farming 500 acres.

Jaindl builds a computerized feed mill in Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Jaindl builds a state-of-the-art processing plant in Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Jaindl builds the turkey hatchery. Production and distribution have increased to nearly 1 million turkeys each year. Over 6,000 acres of prime land are farmed in Lehigh, Northampton, and Berks counties.

David Jaindl, Fred’s son, takes over as General Manager of the farm.

Land holdings have increased to almost 10,000 acres.

Jaindl lands the first big land deal with Nestle. It would become Nestle’s largest distribution center in the country and would lead the start of Jaindl’s 1,000 acre  Lehigh Valley West industrial park.

Land holdings have increased to over 13,000 acres.

David Jaindl purchases the farm to continue the family tradition.

Jaindl Farms raises 750,000 turkeys annually and produces 1,800 tons of feed each week for the turkeys.