Posts Tagged ‘poultry’

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

by MBJ Staff Published: November 14,2012

Tags: agriculture, Chicken, economic development, farm, farmer, farming, poultry, poultry processing, Site Selection

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

by MBJ Staff Published: October 31,2012

Tags: acquisition, buy, Chicken, complex, egg, facility, food, merger, poultry, publicly traded company, purchase, sale, sell

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 […] [...]

Sanderson Farms sees profitable third quarter

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net income of $28.7 million for its fiscal third quarter, a turnaround from a loss a year ago, as improved market conditions boosted revenue 22 percent. The results beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares jumped almost 6 percent in premarket trading. The Laurel, Miss.-based chicken producer cautioned that […] [...]

Cal-Maine’s profits soar; Baker replacing Adams as chairman

JACKSON — Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods says its net income grew more than five-fold in its fiscal fourth quarter as it produced and sold more eggs in the period on stronger consumer demand and got a lift from a one-time gain related to a joint venture. Cal-Maine said its average selling price rose 9.7 percent […] [...]

Farm Bureau warns of scam; reports activity to AG

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation reports it has been made aware of emails circulating stating the recipient has been awarded a “$1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge” from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. This is not a legitimate communication from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and there is no such award program in place […] [...]

Cal-Maine Foods buying facilities in Texas from Pilgrim’s Pride

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2012

Tags: acquisition, Chicken, dairy, eggs, food, food processing, merger, poultry, processing, processor

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the commercial egg operations of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. The assets to be purchased by Cal-Maine include two production complexes with capacity for approximately 1.4 million laying hens and adjacent land located near Pittsburg, Texas. The company expects to close the […] [...]

Tyson, Urban League partner to fight ‘food insecurity’

by MBJ Staff Published: June 22,2012

Tags: eating, food, food insecurity, food processing, food processor, nonprofit, nutrition, poultry, poverty

ADAMS COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — Tyson Foods, in partnership with the National Urban League, has launched a grassroots, community-based hunger awareness and relief program that will provide resources to Mississippi citizens impacted by food insecurity. Dubbed the Urban League-Tyson Foods Hunger Project Mississippi, Tyson and the League are targeting the state because it has […] [...]

Sanderson Farms gets back in black

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has reported results for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended April 30, 2012. Net sales for the second quarter were $595.0 million, compared with $479.3 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was $23.9 million, or $1.04 per share, compared with a net loss of $16.3 million, or $0.74 per […] [...]

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