Zacky & Sons Poultry (Zacky Farms), Fresno, Calif., announced plans to wind down its operations, effective Jan. 19, 2019.

In a statement on its website, Zacky says:

“Zacky has struggled in the current state of the industry, and it has been impossible for it to continue profitably. Zacky has been diligently engaged in seeking business and capital, however those exhaustive efforts have been unsuccessful and Zacky must now proceed with steps to cease operations. As Zacky winds down, it is presently expected that all operations will completely cease on Jan. 19, 2019. Employees will be given a formal notification from Zacky concerning their individual employment status.

“The company understands that this is a difficult time for everyone (employees, customers, vendors and the community). We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has worked by the company’s side all these years. Thank you for being a part of the Zacky family and allowing us to continue for four generations; without you it would not have been possible.”