Posts Tagged ‘Sanderson Farms’

Russia’s poultry ban expected to have only minor impact on producers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Poultry producers say Russia’s decision to ban imported U.S. meat won’t lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat. Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that his country would restrict imports of certain commodities in retaliation for the U.S. and other countries imposing sanctions because […] [...]

Despite tornadoes, state’s poultry growers optimistic

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The poultry industry is riding a wave of success, propelling it from a strong 2013 into another year with promises of favorable market prices and lower production costs. John Michael Riley, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said several issues will influence poultry profits in 2014. “We expect […] [...]

Sanderson Farms is third-largest poultry producer in U.S.

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, private companies, Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms has grown from a small farm supply store in Laurel to a large publicly-traded company that makes Mississippi proud. The company is now the country’s third-largest poultry producer with 11,700 employees and 800 chicken growers across five states. It’s still headquartered in Laurel where D.R. Sanderson, D.R. Sanderson Jr. and Joe Frank Sanderson […] [...]

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Sanderson to keynote ‘VISION’ celebration next week

JACKSON — Madison County’s best and brightest, as well as the leader of a successful poultry company in South Mississippi, will take center stage next week. The Madison County Business League (MCBL) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) will host “VISION Celebration 2013” on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. […] [...]

Fire erupts at poultry plant; no injuries reported

FLOWOOD — No injuries have been reported in an early Friday fire at the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Flowood. Flowood Fire Department Lt. Brian Grantham says about 16 employees were inside the building at the time, though no one was in the boiler room where the fire started. The room is used for heating […] [...]

CARTOON — Chuck McIntosh on Sanderson Farms Golf Tournament

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: Golf, Madison, Mississippi, PGA, Sanderson Farms

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Sanderson Farms promotes Hilary Burroughs

by Published: August 30,2013

Tags: Hilary Burroughs, poultry, Sanderson Farms

Hilary Burroughs of Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. has recently joined the statewide board of directors of the Mississippi Main Street Association. Burroughs is manager of marketing at Sanderson. She serves on the company’s Corporate Responsibility Council, the Wage & Salary Committee and is a participant in the company’s Leadership for Effectiveness program. Recently, Burroughs managed […] [...]

When governor asked, Sanderson Farms agreed to back pro tournament for this year

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: golf tournament, Phil Bryant, Sanderson Farms

When Mississippi was at risk of losing a big, revenue-generating golf tournament, Sanderson Farms stepped up to accept the sponsorship and keep it going. The Sanderson Farms Championship is the new name of the tournament formerly known as the Viking Classic. The tournament will be played July 18-20 at Annandale Country Club in Madison. “When […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Taking Sanderson Farms to the top

by Published: January 4,2013

Tags: Lampkin Butts, Martin Willoughby, Sanderson Farms

I often share with people that one of my primary goals in writing this column is to broaden the perspective on what Mississippi-based companies can accomplish. Too often, I think we buy in to negative stereotypes about our capabilities in this state, and we create a false ceiling on what we can achieve. Sanderson Farms […] [...]

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