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Sanderson sees better quarter, but still loses $8M

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc., for the first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, saw net sales of $517.8 million compared with $427.7 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company had a net loss of $8.0 million, or $0.36 per share, compared with a net loss of $33.6 million, or $1.52 per share, for the ...

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Sanderson Farms expands, extends stock repurchase program

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s board of directors yesterday expanded and extended to Feb. 16, 2014, its stock repurchase program approved Oct. 22, 2009, to repurchase up to one million shares from time to time at prevailing prices in open market transactions or in negotiated purchases, subject to market conditions, share price and other considerations. The poultry company reports it ...

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MSU researcher finds first link between avian flu and Chinese poultry

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University researcher has uncovered the first molecular evidence linking live poultry markets in China to human H5N1 avian influenza. Henry Wan, an assistant professor in systems biology at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborated with scientists in the World Health Organization Collaborative Centers for Influenza in China and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to investigate ...

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Sanderson Farms records loss despite increased sales

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 were $559.8 million, compared with $529.1 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the poultry company reported a net loss of $21.6 million, or $0.97 per share, compared with net income of $47.8 million, or $2.08 per share, for the fourth quarter ...

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West inducted into Hall

Fifty-one years after graduating from Mississippi State University, Coyt “Bud” West returned to his alma mater to be honored by the industry he served. On Nov. 17, West’s colleagues, friends, family, and MSU faculty and administration gathered at the university’s poultry science building to honor West as he was inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame for his ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Hundreds vie for handful of Tyson job openings

VICSBURG — About 100 people were in line when the doors opened at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center, where applications were taken from those interested in 24 job openings at Tyson Foods’ plant in Warren County. But 90 minutes later, some 900 names of applicants had been written on lists circulating among the job-seekers. Office manager Timothy Crudup told The ...

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Decrease in poultry exports impacts State Port

A major decline in chicken exports does not bode well for the Mississippi port’s tentative plans to resume a pre-Katrina business that created hundreds of jobs. The port had planned to rebuild its freezer for chicken shipments on the West Pier, but that was before a new strategic plan reserved the space for an elevated containerized cargo operation. The port’s ...

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Cal-Maine facility burns

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s egg complex in Farwell, Texas, was damaged by a fire July 9. The 700-acre facility includes a processing plant, feed mill, two pullet houses and nine layer houses. The fire completely destroyed four of the nine layer houses, with additional loss of laying hens at a fifth house due to smoke inhalation. There were no ...

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