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Jennie-O Turkey
Store

Willmar, MN

TURKEY COMPANIES,
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

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Company

Employees

Butterball

7,323

Cargill Protein

5,500

a $137 million processing plant in
Melrose, Minnesota. The plant partially
replaced an existing plant in the city.
The company said the state-of-the-art
whole bird processing facility brings
significant advancements in automation
and animal welfare.
In September 2019, parent company
Hormel Foods introduced a plant-based
protein line called Happy Little Plants. Its
flagship product is a ground plant-based
protein alternative containing 20 grams
soy protein.

Cooper Farms

2,100

Dakota Provisions

1,064

Farbest Foods

1,450

Foster Farms

1,660

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Perdue Foods

◀ Steve Lykken, President

TLW '19*.......................... 1,230.00
▶ In January 2019, Jennie-O opened

3

Cargill Protein
Wichita, KS

Jaindl Turkey Sales Inc.

120

Jennie-O Turkey Store

6,500

Koch's Turkey Farm

150

Kraft Heinz Company

1,500

Michigan Turkey Producers

750

Northern Pride Inc.

200
2,000

Pitman Family Farms

545

Plainville Farms LLC¹

600

Prestage Farms

2,000

TLW................................. '19 950.00

Turkey Valley Farms

450

Tyson Foods

655

Jon Nash as leader of its North American
protein business. He will report to Brian
Sikes, who was appointed to the executive
team as leader of the company's global
protein and salt businesses in November
2018. At the same time, it named Misty
High as Cargill Protein's foodservice business lead role
In September 2019, Cargill announced its plans to end fresh and frozen
whole turkey production at its Waco,
Texas, facility in November 2019. The
cooked meats portion of the facility, which
produces pre-sliced and other deli products, will continue to operate.
In December 2019, Cargill debuted
an expanded climate change commitment
that calls for reducing its global supply
chain's greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
per ton by 2030.

Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative Inc.

540

▶ In January 2019, Cargill Protein named

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West Liberty Foods LLC

2,500

White Water Processing Co.

110

1. Plainville Farms acquired the turkey operations of Hain Pure Protein in 2019.
This table reports information provided by each company in response to a voluntary survey. Missing data
reflects information withheld or unavailable from the corresponding company.

4

Farbest Foods
Huntingburg, IN

◀ Ted J. Seger, President

TLW '19*............................. 608.00
▶ In 2019, Farbest invested $10 million in
an automation project at its Huntingburg,
Indiana, processing plant, which includes
continued renovation and automation of
the plant. In 2020, it plans on investing
another $5 million in that project as well
as carrying out an $8.2 million project

renovating and improving the plant's refrigeration and chilling capabilities.
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5

Tyson Foods
Springdale, AR

◀ Noel White,

President and CEO

TLW '19*.............................368.00

▶ Tyson's 2019 included international

acquisitions, continuing and new capital

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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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