Posts Tagged ‘poultry’

Annual ag council meeting draws hundreds

VERONA — When agricultural producers speak, Mississippi State University listens. About 300 commodity producers, crop consultants and MSU representatives met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona for the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. The meeting has been held for more than half a century to give farmers the opportunity to […] [...]

Sanderson Farms sees sales rise, but posts loss

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reports net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $595.8 million, compared with $517.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company had a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.31 per share, compared with a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.36 […] [...]

Senators push for end to Russian ban on U.S. meat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking member of the committee, is urging U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk to quickly address Russia’s new import ban on U.S. beef, poultry and turkey. According to release from Stabenow, the ban […] [...]

Challenging market, input costs cut Cal-Maine’s earnings

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $328.9 million, compared with net sales of $290.4 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2012. The egg company reported net income of $14.3 million, or $0.60 per basic share, for the second quarter, compared with net income of […] [...]

Despite ‘challenging’ year, Sanderson sets new sales record

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. saw net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 of $648.4 million, compared with $559.8 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company reported net income of $9.3 million, or $0.41 per share, compared with a net loss of $21.6 million, or $0.97 per […] [...]

State’s ag production tops $7B for second consecutive year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Significant production levels and high market prices combined to give Mississippi’s agricultural commodities their second year in a row of over $7 billion in total value. Mississippi State University agricultural economists gathered preliminary data from crop production reports, world agricultural supply and demand estimates, industry resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook […] [...]

Citing ‘timing issues,’ poultry company nixes N.C. facility

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has decided not to site a new poultry-processing complex in Nash County, N.C. In a release, Sanderson said it made the decision together with the officials of Nash County as a result of various timing issues. The poultry company had previously announced that sites in Nash County had been selected […] [...]

Poultry exec scoffs at MSU professors’ post-Sandy predictions

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delmarva peninsula’s poultry industry is up and running after emerging from Superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed. The Delaware Department of Agriculture said there was no significant flooding or poultry house damage, and that chicken farmers are generally in good shape. Feed trucks are back on the road, and poultry processing plants resumed […] [...]

Egg company buying multiple facilities in Texas

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the commercial egg operations of Maxim Production Co. Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The assets to be purchased by Cal-Maine include a feed mill and two production complexes with capacity for approximately 3.5 million laying hens with related pullet capacity, all located near Boling, […] [...]

Sanderson Farms building plant in North Carolina

LAUREL — A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County, N.C., for a new chicken plant. Sanderson Farms says no decision has been made on when to start work on the plant near Interstate 95 and N.C. 97 southwest of Rocky Mount, N.C. Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. says the […] [...]

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