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TOP BROILER COMPANIES, million lbs. RTC
Rank

Company

New plants come online

1 Tyson Foods

These developments coincided with a major period of
investment in the poultry industry. International meat
companies and specialty processors alike are building
new facilities. Meanwhile, others in the industry continue
to invest in new construction and renovations to expand
their capacity.
In 2019, four new plants came online. Collectively,
they represent an investment worth more than $1 billion
and more than 4 million birds per week worth of new
processing capacity. Another is expected to open in 2020
and yet another should begin construction in 2020. They
would add more than 3.5 million more birds of capacity.
Sanderson Farms Inc. began operations at its $225 million complex in Tyler, Texas, in February 2019. It includes
a processing plant, feed mill, hatchery and wastewater
treatment facility. At the end of 2019, the Texas complex
was processing 1 million birds per week. According to
Sanderson, that should increase to 1.2 million per week by
the middle of 2020.
In April 2019, Mountaire Farms opened a new $170
million poultry processing plant in Siler City, North
Carolina. The project was a total renovation of a former
Townsend poultry plant it purchased in 2016. At capacity,
it will process 1.4 million birds per week.
In September 2019, Simmons Foods Inc. opened a
new $300 million plant in Benton County, Arkansas. The
plant will ramp up production until 2022 and will process
about 850 million pounds of poultry meat annually when
at capacity.
The fourth, a $400 million poultry processing complex
including a hatchery and feed mill, was built by a new
integrator, Lincoln Premium Poultry (LLP) in Fremont,
Nebraska. The company is owned in part by Costco
Wholesale Corp. and it will eventually supply about 40%
of the Issaquah, Washington, based retailer's fresh chicken
meat. It opened in September 2019 and is expected to process more than 2 million birds a week by the end of 2020.
At the end of 2018, House of Raeford Farms Inc.
opened a new poultry processing plant in Teachey, North

2 Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
3 Sanderson Farms Inc.
4 Perdue Foods
5 Koch Foods Inc.
6 Mountaire Farms Inc.
7 Wayne Farms LLC
8 Peco Foods
9 George's Inc.
10 Foster Farms
11 House of Raeford Farms Inc.
12 Amick Farms LLC
13 Case Foods Inc.
14 Fieldale Farms
15 Mar-Jac Poultry1
16 OK Foods Inc.
17 Simmons Foods Inc.
18 Claxton Poultry Farms
19 Allen Harim Foods
20 Harrison Poultry Inc.
21 Farmers Pride Inc.
22 Golden-Rod Broilers Inc.
23 Holmes Foods
24 Miller Poultry
25 Gerber's Poultry
26 Hain Pure Protein Corp.
27 Jamaica Broilers/The Best Dressed Chicken2
28 Murray's Chicken
29 Shenandoah Valley Organic LLC
30 Agri Star Meat & Poultry
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 ar-Jac Poultry includes two broiler companies: Mar-Jac Poultry Inc. (Georgia operations)
2. Jamaica Broilers purchased Gentry's operations in September 2019 and is rebranding the

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Contents
A new decade to resist slow-growing genetics
4 trends that changed poultry production in the last decade
2020 Top poultry companies
Top broiler companies expand, face favorable market
WATT PoultryUSA’s 2020 top broiler companies
Average weekly broiler liveweight slaughter
WATT PoultryUSA’s 2020 top broiler companies
Top US broiler companies: 2020 profiles
Average weight per broiler slaughtered trend, live lbs.
Average weight per broiler slaughtered, live lbs.
Average weekly broiler slaughter, million head
Comparison of broiler slaughter, million lbs
Average weekly broiler production, RTC
Broiler companies, sales
Top companies broiler facilities
Broiler companies, number of employees
Top 7 broiler companies 2011-2019
Slaughter growth of top 7 broiler companies vs. 8-30
US turkey production falls by 5% in 2019
WATT PoultryUSA’s 2020 top turkey companies
Top US turkey companies: 2020 profiles
Turkey companies, number of employees
Turkey companies, sales
Top companies turkey facilities
Product Review
Ad Index
Market Place
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Contents
Poultry USA - March 2020 - A new decade to resist slow-growing genetics
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Top broiler companies expand, face favorable market
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - WATT PoultryUSA’s 2020 top broiler companies
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weekly broiler liveweight slaughter
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weight per broiler slaughtered trend, live lbs.
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Broiler companies, sales
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Top companies broiler facilities
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Broiler companies, number of employees
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Top 7 broiler companies 2011-2019
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Slaughter growth of top 7 broiler companies vs. 8-30
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - US turkey production falls by 5% in 2019
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