HAI VO FARMS – The Vo Family
“I enjoy growing chickens because I can be my own boss, spend time with my wife and have a stable source of income at the same time.”
– Hai Vo, Brazos Production Breeder Grower –
After poultry farming was recommended by a friend who was also a poultry farmer, Hai Vo decided he should purchase a farm of his own. The Vo family now owns a two-house breeder farm in Thorndale, Texas and has been growing chickens for Sanderson Farms for over three years.
Vo enjoys the routine and lifestyle of being a chicken farmer. “I enjoy growing chickens because I can be my own boss, spend time with my wife and have a stable source of income at the same time,” said Vo. His favorite aspect of poultry farming is cleaning around his farm and getting the houses ready for a new flock of birds.
According to Judson Smith, production manager for Sanderson Farms’ Brazos Production division, Vo is never satisfied with average results and looks for new methods of improvement. “Hai Vo is an excellent grower due to his mechanical ability to make necessary repairs to his farm,” said Smith. “He is bought in to the company’s growing program, and is always wanting to invest his time and money back into his farm to be more profitable. He frequently requests advice to improve flock performance to make himself and the company more profitable.”
Prior to growing chickens for Sanderson Farms, Vo was a contractor for the department of defense for six years. He and his wife, Hannah, have been married for 11 years. When he is not busy around the farm, Vo enjoys being at home, helping his wife and enjoying her cooking.
Sanderson Farms breeder flock supervisor, Ashley Werner, attributes Vo’s success to his work ethic and continuous effort to improve. “Hai Vo has been excellent to work with since the first day I met him,” said Werner. “What makes Hai Vo a great grower for Sanderson Farms is his attention to detail and his drive to be as successful as possible. He does a great job of communicating, is very dependable and is always wanting to improve the performance of his farm.”