About Us


It is our mission at Pel-Freez to manufacture and market quality biological products that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers as well as continually strive to improve the effectiveness of our quality system.


In Englewood California in 1911, a pregnant rabbit named Betsy Ann was given to the son of Herman Pelphrey. The rabbits born to Betsy Ann grew and bred, and eventually the back yard of the Pelphrey’s home was overrun with rabbits.

Turning the dilemma into an opportunity, Herman sold fresh rabbit meat to his neighbors. By 1918 he was marketing the meat to the public under the name of the “H.F. Pelphrey Company.” The H.F. Pelphrey Company kept pace with the development of frozen foods, and in 1947, the “Pel-Freez” name was developed to emphasize the role of this developing technology. Around that time, Robert Dubbell married into the Pelphrey family. Robert played a pivotal role in establishing Pel-Freez operations in Rogers, Arkansas, as well as entering other markets for rabbit by-products.

The current owner, David Dubbell, is Robert Dubbell’s son. Pel-Freez is currently the largest rabbit meat processor in the United States and is also well known for producing high quality raw and intermediate materials. These biologicals from a broad range of animal species are used globally in the development of in-vitro diagnostic kits, drug discovery, vaccine evaluation, HLA typing, and more in the biotechnology research and diagnostic markets. Pel-Freez Biologicals continues to produce high quality products, while providing excellent customer service.

High Quality Raw Materials & Intermediates for Biological Research

Pel-Freez Biologicals produces high quality raw materials and intermediates for biological research and diagnostic manufacturing. Our products include lyophilized tissue powders, serum products, plasma, blood complement, tissues, antibodies, and other biological raw materials. Diagnostic companies use our raw materials to develop FDA approved products, and Pel-Freez continues to manufacture products in collaboration with leading medical research universities worldwide.

The biotechnology team at Pel-Freez Biologicals consists of highly trained personnel with over 50 years of experience in animal biology and manufacturing. Our technical competencies are also backed by a number of preeminent scientific consultants from around the world.