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THE WORLD'S LEADING BROILER, TURKEY AND EGG PRODUCERS
verification of the standards through thirdparty auditing. Operation of the first CAS
system at a chicken processing plant was
expected to start in December 2017.
8 Virginia Poultry
Growers Cooperative Inc.
▶ In February 2017, Cooper Farms
completed the addition of a cold storage
distribution center at its turkey processing
plant in St. Henry, Ohio. In June 2017, it
announced the completion of other projects
throughout Ohio including the expansion of
its cooked meats plant in Van Wert, Ohio.
is as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hain.
As of 2018, Empire Kosher's performance is
reflected in Hain Pure Protein's figures.
Liberty Foods LLC
West Liberty, IA
◀ Ed Garrett
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ...... 275.00
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ...... 235.56
Sales '17 (mil)
▶ In February 2017, Michael Quint was
named president of West Liberty Foods
replacing Ed Garrett. In March 2017,
West Liberty announced its plans to convert Crystal Lake Farms and Free Ranger,
which it acquired, into Liberty Free Range
Poultry LLC, a division focusing on the
free-range, slower-growing broiler market.
9 Cooper Farms
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ...... 271.00
10 Hain Pure Protein Corp.
New Oxford, PA
2017 Slaughter (mil live lbs.) ...... 241.00
Sales '17 (mil)
▶ Hain Pure Protein Corp. is a division of
The Hain Celestial Group Inc. Hain Celestial
purchased Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., a kosher poultry producer, in 2015 and Empire
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