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Top 5 broiler producers
dominate US production
The country's top five largest broiler companies account for more
than half of national production.
In the United States, the top five largest
poultry companies produce the majority of
the country's broilers.
Five broiler companies-Tyson Foods Inc.,
Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Sanderson Farms Inc.,
Perdue Farms Inc. and Koch Foods Inc.-produced about 60 percent of the U.S.' ready-tocook (RTC) chicken last year, according to WATT Global
Media's Top Poultry Companies database. Between them,
they produced about 493.21 million pounds weekly.
Three companies-Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride and
Sanderson-produce approximately half of the nation's
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The National Chicken Council, a Washington-based
association representing the broiler industry, estimates
that the industry employs about 280,800 U.S. workers.
Tyson Foods Inc. is the largest chicken company in
the United States and one of the largest
food companies in the world.
Top 5 US broiler producers 2015 by weekly
The Springdale, Arkansas-based
ready-to-cook chicken production
multinational company had one of its
best years ever in 2015. It reported
$40.6 billion in sales-a record for the
(lbs million) ($ billion) Company profile
company-during the year. According
1 Tyson Foods Inc.
to WATT's data, the company's rev2 Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
enue grew to $11.4 billion from $11.1
3 Sanderson Farms Inc.
billion the previous year.
4 Perdue Foods
Tyson's weekly production
5 Koch Foods Inc.
of ready-to-cook (RTC) chicken
Source: WATT Global Media
dropped slightly, however, to 175.6
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million pounds from 176.31 million
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pounds the previous year.
The top five broiler producers in the U.S. account for more than half of the
The company, which purchased
country's broiler production, and earned a collective $28.1 billion in revenue
Hillshire Brands and Bosco's Pizza Co.
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