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How the world's top chicken
producers are investing
From modernization programs to joint ventures and acquisitions,
the world's leading chicken producers continue to invest.
MARK CLEMENTS

The chicken producers that make up the top 10 in
the jailing of two members of its owning family and a
the World's Top Poultry Companies database are a dicanceled IPO in the U.S. In May, the company invested
verse group.
in a pork concern in the U.S., but it announced that it
There are leading poultry companies that focus alwould divest US$1.8 billion of its business in June.
most exclusively on chicken production,
while others are part of much broader
Explore the World's Top Poultry
concerns. Some concentrate almost
Companies database in full:
exclusively on their home markets
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while others increase their international focus year by year, through export
growth or joint ventures and acquisitions.
Tyson Foods-The second largest global poultry
What unites them all, however, is continual investproducer by head slaughtered is the No. 1 poultry
ment, whether it be in expanding already existing faciliproducer in the U.S. Last year saw Tyson Foods reduce
ties, acquiring competitors, diversifying or realigning
chicken production for the second year in a row, but turn
product mix or investing overseas.
its focus to consumer value and improving margins.
Mining the World's Top Poultry Companies dataIn 2015, Tyson sold its Brazilian and Mexican operabase reveals, among other investments, the following:
tions, but launched a venture capital fund to invest up to
US$150 million in food startups in alternative proteins.
JBS-Brazil's JBS slaughters more head of chicken
than any other company in the world, with latest data
BRF-Sitting in third place is Brazil's BRF, formed out
suggesting 3,500 million per year.
of the association of Sadia and Pedigao in 2009.
2013 saw the company purchase fellow Brazilian
Since its creation, BRF has absorbed several compabusiness Seara, giving it a stronger position in prepared
nies around the world. It bought Argentina's Quickfood
foodstuffs and strengthening JBS's brand portfolio. The
and a 49 percent stake in Federal Foods, distributor of
acquisition also made JBS into one of Brazil's largest
Sadia products in the Middle East, in 2012. The same
poultry, pork and processed food companies.
year saw it set up Dah Chong Hong to distribute to quick2015 saw several additional acquisitions, including
service restaurants in Hong Kong and the Far East.
Australia's Primo Smallgoods, and the U.K.'s Moy Park,
2014 saw the company establish a joint venture with
allowing the company to start building a European proIndonesia's Indofood for poultry and processed food,
cessed food production and distribution platform.
while 2015 saw the company establish a joint venture in
More recently, however, JBS has run into difficulties,
Singapore. In 2016, the company signed an agreement
including debt restructuring, allegations of corruption,
with FFM Berhand of Malaysia.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - December 2017

Poultry International - December 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
African chicken production future bright but challenging
100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - December 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - December 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3
Poultry International - December 2017 - News
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5
Poultry International - December 2017 - African chicken production future bright but challenging
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
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Poultry International - December 2017 - How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
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Poultry International - December 2017 - CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
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Poultry International - December 2017 - How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
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