House of Raeford Farms, Inc.

  • Overview

At House of Raeford Farms, a turkey can become a meatloaf, a pot roast, or a ham; a chicken can be transformed into fajitas, lunch meat, or a dog-on-a-stick. The family-owned and led poultry processor supplies fresh, frozen, and ready-to-serve chicken and turkey products to retail supermarkets, in-store delis, and foodservice providers. It offers a full lineup of whole, cut-up, ground, and boneless and bone-in meat products, as well as smoked and breaded cutlets, and packaged entrees. The House of Raeford and Lakewood Plantation brands are sold throughout the US and in certain international markets. Among the largest poultry processors in the US, Raeford operates from facilities in the southeastern US.


The company originated as a turkey producer, but added chicken in 1959. Chicken products now account for some 90% of overall revenue.

Geographic Reach

Raeford has processing plants and facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


In 2013 the company announced that it would exit the commodity turkey growing and slaughter business as it increases its focus on chicken production volumes and fully cooked turkey and chicken product lines over the next several years. The restructuring resulted in the closure of a turkey hatchery in Rose Hill, North Carolina, and a turkey slaughter plant that employed nearly 1,000 in Raeford, North Carolina, among other operations.

Company Background

The poultry producer was founded by the Johnson family and traces its history to the 1930s. The company is currently run by the third-generation of the family, including CEO Robert Johnson.




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House of Raeford Farms, Inc.

1000 E Central Ave
Raeford, NC 28376-3039
Phone: 1 (910) 875-5161
Fax: 1 (910) 8758300


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President and CEO: Robert Johnson
  • President and CEO: Robert Johnson
  • CFO: Ken Qualls

Major Office Locations

  • Raeford, NC
  • Raeford, NC