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products to its Butterball Foodservice
division and its deli meat products.
In November 2017, the company
launched organic whole turkey and
ground turkey products.
◀ Steve Lykken
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ....1,215.00
▶ Cargill Protein, formerly Cargill
Turkey & Cooked Meats, includes all of
Cargill's North American beef, turkey,
foodservice and food distribution businesses. In July 2017, Cargill Protein
began work on modernizing a turkey
hatchery in Harrisburg, Virginia. The
$7 million project will replace 30-yearold equipment and take 24 months.
3 Cargill Protein
4 Farbest Foods
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ... 1,000.00
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) .. 600.00
Sales '17 (mil)
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▶ Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in
Willmar, Minnesota, is owned by
Hormel Foods Corp. In May 2017,
Jennie-O announced plans to build
a $137 million processing plant in
Melrose, Minnesota. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2019
and partially replace an existing plant
in the city. In November 2017, Hormel
named Steve Lykken president of
Jennie-O Turkey Store. Lykken formerly
led Hormel's Applegate division, a line
of organic and specialty meat products.
At the end of Hormel's fiscal 2017, the
company's CEO Jim Snee said the turkey
market experienced a tough 2017 due
to an oversupply of turkeys and low
prices. The company expects improvement by the end of 2018.
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