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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Cash Management Manager

Christy Holifield has been named Corporate Cash Management Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel.  Holifield will be responsible for supporting the company’s treasury and cash management operations, as well as developing strategies to maximize efficiencies, safeguard assets and minimize costs. Holifield began her career with Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee in 2002. Since then, Holifield has held ...

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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Processing Manager

Casey Butts has been promoted to Corporate Processing Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel. As a Corporate Processing Manager, Butts will provide leadership in the management and administration of the company’s 11 processing divisions and one further processing facility. He will work closely with plant management at the company’s McComb, Mississippi and Moultrie, Georgia processing facilities by providing ...

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Sanderson earnings more than double for 3rd quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Higher product prices and lower feed costs in a stable market enabled Sanderson Farms to record net income of $115.8 million, or $5.09 per share, for the third fiscal quarter, compared with $54.7 million, or $2.42 per share, a year earlier. Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman and chief executive said in its report that retail grocery prices, ...

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Sanderson Farms awarded 3 Public Relations awards

Sanderson Farms’ Corporate Communication Department recently won three awards, including a Judge’s Choice award, during the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s Prism Awards competition in Hattiesburg. The poultry producer received PRAM’s Judge’s Choice award and a PRism Award for the publication of the annual Sanderson Farms Corporate Responsibility Report. In addition, Sanderson Farms won a second PRism Award for the ...

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Sanderson Farms sued over ads that allegedly mislead

By JACK WEATHERLY Several consumer advocacy groups have sued Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. for allegedly using antibiotics and other chemicals in its chicken that the producer advertises as “100% natural.” The Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Food Safety filed the complaint June 22 in the U.S. District Court for Northern California against Sanderson, the ...

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Sanderson income and sales up for quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 at $66.9 million, or $2.94 a share, compared with $47.6 milllion, or $2.11 a share a year earlier. Net sales for the quarter were $802 million, compared with $692.1 million for the second quarter of the last fiscal year. Stable feed prices contributed to ...

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Legislator: No memorial signs for dilapidated highways

A Mississippi state representative tabled bills by senators to name highways after their constituents after the Senate killed a bill that would have provided funds for road repair. The move by Rep. Charles Busby, R-Pascagoula, came as the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce, called Wednesday for immediate action on road funding. Busby is the chairman of the ...

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Sanderson, other poultry processors wing it after index is discontinued

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. and other poultry processors find themselves without a long-standing index used in establishing a price they charge retailers. The Georgia Dock Index, which was established in 1972, was discontinued in December. The index’s accuracy had been called into question, so the Georgia Department of Agriculture requested that producers provide supporting documentation on pricing. Yet, ...

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Sanderson rides dark-meat sales to net profit rebound

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. net income more than doubled in the first fiscal quarter compared with the year earlier period – thanks to dark-meat sales recovering from a slump brought on by the avian flu outbreak in 2015. Sales for the quarter ending Jan. 31 were $688.3 million, compared with $605.2 million a year earlier. Net income for ...

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Sanderson, other processors sued for alleged price-fixing

By JACK WEATHERLY Former contract chicken growers have filed suit against major processors, including Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc., seeking damages for what they contend is price fixing that squeezed them out of their livelihood. The other defendants are Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim Pride Corp., Perdue Farms and Koch Foods Inc. The suit was filed Jan. 27 in the U.S. District ...

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