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ing breed. In 2017, it announced plans to
switch all its production to slower-growing
genetics. It is now using a proprietary
breed with some characteristics of the
slower-growing breed it was previously
using and some characteristics of conventional broiler birds. The change was made
to avoid future losses and financial stress
on its growers.
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hatchery will have the capacity to set
1.1 million eggs on a weekly basis. In
November 2018, the company began the
process of converting specific operations
and offices to using solar energy.
http://bit.ly/2AQsy8j

Golden-Rod Broilers Inc.
Cullman, AL

RTC '19*..........................3.49

0.00%

▶ Golden-Rod Broilers is a chicken producer based in Cullman, Alabama.

Nixon, TX

▲22.32%

▲3.64%

Ohio, is a family-owned poultry company
founded in 1952. Its chickens are raised
on Amish family farms. The birds are
raised on a vegetarian diet and are antibiotic free. It employs 510.
http://bit.ly/2RLPKyr

▶ Holmes Foods Inc. is a family-owned

chicken company based in Nixon, Texas.
It was founded in 1925 as an ice plant. It
employs 580 people.
http://bit.ly/2Coie7y

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Kidron, OH

▶ Gerber's Poultry, based in Kidron,

Holmes Foods

RTC '19*....................... 2.85

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Miller Poultry
Orland, IN

◀ Galen Miller, President

RTC '19*.........2.75

0.00%

▶ In 2018, Miller Poultry said it carried

out water treatment improvements and live
production upgrades for broiler houses.
In 2019, it planned sustainable improvements for live production, expansion of its
offices and breakroom and expansion of
its crusting tunnel.
In January 2018, Miller announced
it was renovating its broiler hatchery in
Goshen, Indiana. When complete, the

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Jamaica Broilers/
The Best Dressed Chicken

Ward, SC

RTC '19*..........................1.00

0.00%

▶ In September 2019, Jamaica Broilers

Gerber's Poultry

RTC '19*...................... 2.16

http://bit.ly/2svrq5t

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2020 plant map and spreadsheet:
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Group - doing business as The Best
Dressed Chicken - reached an agreement to acquire the Gentry's Poultry Co.
plant located in Ward, South Carolina.
Gentry's was a family-owned and operated poultry processing company founded
in the 1950s. Jamaica Broilers is based in
St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica. Previously,
the group made acquisitions of U.S. assets
in 2013 and 2017. According to Jamaican
media, the company finalized the acquisition of a feed mill in Georgia from Crystal
Farms Mills Inc. in 2018.
http://bit.ly/2tY3VX2

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Hain Pure Protein Corp.
Fredericksburg, PA

RTC '19*..........................1.85
▶ In July 2019, Aterian Investment

0.00%

Partners completed its acquisition of
Hain Pure Protein for $80 million. At the
time of the transaction, Hain Pure Protein
consisted of the FreeBird and Empire
Kosher poultry businesses. The previous
owner had reportedly been trying to sell
its Hain Pure Protein assets due to poor
performance. Hain Pure Protein's turkey
assets were sold to a group of investors
and is now doing business separately as
Plainville Farms LLC.
http://bit.ly/2DeRbNH

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Murray's Chicken
South Fallsburg, NY

RTC '19*......................... 0.83

0.00%
Murray's Chicken is based in South
Fallsburg, New York. The company was
founded by Murray Bresky in 1992, who
wanted to produce a different product than
the dominant industry players. All Murray's
Chicken products are raised no antibiotics
ever and on a vegetarian diet. Its operations are certified by Humane Farm Animal
Care (Certified Humane). Along with
chicken products, the company sells turkeys
seasonally as well as value-added products such as sausage and meatballs.
http://bit.ly/2AL9R60

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Poultry USA - March 2020
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 - Cover2
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 - 4 trends that changed poultry production in the last decade
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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 - Top US broiler companies: 2020 profiles
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weight per broiler slaughtered trend, live lbs.
Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weight per broiler slaughtered, live lbs.
Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weekly broiler slaughter, million head
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Average weekly broiler production, RTC
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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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Poultry USA - March 2020 - WATT PoultryUSA’s 2020 top turkey companies
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Top US turkey companies: 2020 profiles
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Turkey companies, number of employees
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Turkey companies, sales
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Poultry USA - March 2020 - Top companies turkey facilities
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