about two years ago by Jim Taylor, RFD Radio Network
The Illinois poultry industry is more than just chickens. For brothers Cavan and Steele Sullivan it’s pheasants too. They have quite an operation in Petersburg in Menard County. Cavan says there’s a market for gaming birds.
Their idea started in their 4H and FFA days simply as a way to pay for college. Cavan says it’s grown from there.
Gaming birds are just a small part of the Sullivan’s business. Petersburg Poultry Processing processes two to three days per week with each shift slaughtering upwards of 2,000 chickens. They employ 22 people.