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improvement, new product launches and
key executive changes.
In February 2019, Tyson Foods agreed
to acquire the Thai and European operations
of Brazilian protein company BRF. The $340
million purchase included four processing
facilities in Thailand, one in the Netherlands
and one in the United Kingdom. The transaction closed in June 2019.
In April 2019, Tyson sold its stake in
plant-based protein company Beyond
Meat. Through its venture capital arm, Tyson
Ventures, the company invested in Beyond
Meat in 2016 and 2017. In June 2019, Tyson
launched its first plant-based and blended
products sold under a new brand called
Raised & Rooted brand. The initiative made
Tyson Foods the largest U.S. meat producer
to enter the alternative protein market.

TYSON LAUNCHED
A NEW line
of refrigerated
protein snacks
In May 2019, Tyson Fresh Meats, a
subsidiary of Tyson Foods, announced it will
invest almost $300 million to build a food
production plant in Utah that will employ
as many as 1,200 within three years after
opening. The project broke ground in Eagle
Mountain City, Utah, in October 2019. The
facility is expected to open in 2021.
Also in May 2019, Tyson Foods appointed Noelle O'Mara to the newly created role of chief marketing officer. She
previously served as general manager
and senior vice president of the Jimmy
Dean and Tyson brands. In August 2019,
Tyson Foods picked O'Mara to lead its
prepared foods business, replacing outgoing leader Sally Grimes.
In August 2019, Tyson Foods reached
an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in

WATT PoultryUSA Top Companies survey, 2020

TURKEY COMPANIES,
SALES

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Company

Revenue (million $)

Butterball

1,600

Cargill Protein

-

Cooper Farms

-

Dakota Provisions

270

Farbest Foods

500

Foster Farms

273

Jaindl Turkey Sales Inc.

-

Jennie-O Turkey Store

-

Koch's Turkey Farm

-

Kraft Heinz Company

-

Michigan Turkey Producers

250

Northern Pride Inc.

-

Perdue Foods

346

Pitman Family Farms

120

Plainville Farms LLC¹

235

Prestage Farms

400

Turkey Valley Farms

129

Tyson Foods

-

Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative Inc.

-

West Liberty Foods LLC

-

White Water Processing Co.

-

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.

the foods division of Grupo Vibra (Vibra
Foods), a Brazilian producer and exporter
of poultry products.
In September 2019, Tyson Foods appointed John R. Tyson as its chief sustainability officer. John R. Tyson is a fourth
generation Tyson family member. He previously worked in investment banking for
J.P. Morgan and as a private-equity and
venture capital investor.
In September 2019, Tyson launched a
new line of refrigerated protein snacks un-

der a new brand, Pact. The product caters
to the market seeking functional, healthy
and natural foods. The bites are made
with fruits and nuts and contain ingredients like kombucha, matcha and turmeric.
Also in September 2019, Tyson Ventures,
invested in New Wave Foods, a San
Francisco-based company producing plantbased shellfish. New Wave plans to launch
a shrimp alternative product in early 2020.
In October 2019, Tyson Foods has
discontinued its ¡Yappah! Protein Crisps.
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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 - A new decade to resist slow-growing genetics
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