Our Story

Daybreak Foods has grown at an accelerated rate over the last two decades. Daybreak is now ranked as one of the largest egg producers in the United States. With the guidance of the Rehm Family and the hard work of Daybreak’s dedicated employees, we look forward to the future success and growth of our business.

Family Owned since 1967

Daybreak Foods was founded by Robert Rehm in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. At the time, Robert focused mostly on the sales and installation of poultry equipment. By the mid-1970s, he had started acquiring farmland and raising hens for egg production. Starting in the 1980s, his focus shifted solely to eggs, and we began selling liquid eggs.

The Current Generation

Today, William Rehm, President and CEO, and Tony Rehm, Director of Sales, Marketing and Logistics, have continued the family-owned culture while significantly growing the business. Daybreak operates farms in Central Iowa, Northwest Iowa, Ohio, and Minnesota with Lake Mills, Wisconsin remaining the headquarters.

Our History

Daybreak Foods, Inc. is founded by Robert Rehm Sr.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. purchases Long Prairie, Minnesota processing facility and begins breaking eggs.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. establishes its first egg laying and breaking facility in Graettinger, Iowa.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. purchases Oakridge facility, expanding their egg laying capabilities in Northwest Iowa.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. purchases the Lake Mills Complex (LMC) in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. expands to Ohio, purchasing the Mad River facility in Raymond, Ohio.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. purchases Creekwood Farms in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Bringing it back into the family as it was once owned by Robert Rehm Sr.’s grandfather.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. purchases Vincent and Eagle Grove facilities in Eagle Grove, Iowa. These facilities include both grading and breaking capabilities.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. opens an egg production and processing facility in Johnstown, Ohio.

Daybreak Foods, Inc. opens its first cage-free facility at the Creekwood location in Lake Mills, WI

Daybreak Foods, Inc. expands cage-free egg production capabilities by opening its second cage-free facility in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

Our Daybreak Family

At the heart of it all is a love for the hens, a pride in feeding millions of people each day, and a great appreciation for our employees – the Daybreak Family. As we continue to grow and evolve the business, we’re committed to ensuring those things never change.