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Tyson also grew through acquisition, adding Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods
Holdings Inc. in a $4.2 billion deal in June 2017
and Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holdings Inc. in
Pilgrim's, the second-largest company, produced
154.2 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a
weekly basis in 2017, an increase of 12 million pounds -
or about 8.4 percent - from 2016.
Pilgrim's did not announce any major capital improvements in 2017, but it was involved in a pair of key acquisitions. The company officially added GNP Co. - the 19th
largest chicken company in the previous year's rankings -
in a $350 million acquisition that closed in January 2017.
GNP's performance is now included in Pilgrim's data.
In September 2017, Pilgrim's announced the acquisition of Moy Park, a leading poultry and prepared foods
supplier with operations in the United Kingdom and
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Europe, from JBS S.A., in a $1.3 billion transaction.
Brazilian protein company JBS controls 78.5 percent of
Pilgrim's stock. Moy Park is not included in the 2017 data.
Sanderson Farms, the third-largest company, produced 82.5 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a
weekly basis in 2017, an increase of 10.1 million pounds
- or about 14 percent - from 2016.
In January 2017, Sanderson began operations at its new
St. Pauls, North Carolina, facility. The complex includes
a new hatchery, processing plant, wastewater facility and
the expansion of an existing feed mill in Kinston, North
Carolina. The upgrades cost about $161 million. In 2018, the
company will continue the construction of a new complex
near Tyler, Texas. The $200 million project will include a
new feed mill, hatchery, poultry processing plant and waste
gives birds easy access to feed without stepping in it.
comfortable, easy access to feed throughout
their growth cycle. Plus, the streamlined design
permits more complete cleaning between
flocks for better bird health. The new Konavi
Feeder lets beaks in, and helps keep feet out.
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