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Sanderson championship to strut its stuff as a free-range bird

By JACK WEATHERLY This week the Sanderson Farms Championship, whose trophy is in the form of a rooster, will strut its stuff as a full-fledged tournament on the PGA tour. The championship to be played again at the Country Club at Jackson will be able to compete for tour players for the first time without contending with another tournament, the ...

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Sanderson Farms’ Dr. Amy Batal oversees the diet for 510 million chickens per year

By BECKY GILLETTE Dr. Amy Batal, is known as “the mastermind behind Sanderson Farms’ innovative feed formulas.” Batal is an integrated poultry nutritionist who is the corporate nutritionist for Sanderson Farms, which processes 510 million chickens per year. Batal decides what ingredients they need to feed the chickens to get the best nutrition possible. “I work to meet all the ...

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. honored by 2020 Women on Boards

Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning ‘W’ Company for the eighth consecutive year. Winning ‘W’ Companies are recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for having at least 20% of corporate board seats held by women. According to the latest 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index, which measures companies on the Russell 3000 Index, ...

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Sanderson Farms hikes minimum hourly pay to $15

    MBJ staff Sanderson Farms Inc. announced Tuesday that it will increase pay rates for the company’s hourly employees beginning June 2. Hourly line operators who have been employed with the company for at least 90 days will be compensated to an increased rate of at least $15 an hour. The new pay scale for Sanderson Farms truck drivers ...

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Forbes names Sanderson Farms among America’s Best Employers

Sanderson Farms, Inc., has been named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine. Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third largest poultry producer, employs nearly 500 people at its Flowood facility, which processes over 2 million pounds of poultry per week. The 2019 America’s Best Employers list ranks the top 500 employers in the U.S. across 25 different industries and markets. ...

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Sanderson stops antibiotics use but lawsuit still active

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. said it would on March 1 stop using antibiotics in its poultry that are vital to fighting infections in humans. The Laurel-based firm, the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, has fought a lawsuit brought by consumer groups in June 2017 against use of such antibiotics. Sanderson is the last major producer to stop using the ...

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Sanderson Farms records loss for quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. reported on Tuesday a net loss of $17.8 million, or 82 cents per share, for the first fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 31. Net sales for the period were $743.4 million, compared with $771.9 million for the year-earlier period, the company said in a news release. The consensus of analysts for FactSet was for ...

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PGA Tour honors Sanderson Farms Championship for “Best Charity Integration”

The Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson was honored by the PGA Tour for “Best Charity Integration” during the 2018 tournament at The Country Club of Jackson. The “Best Charity Integration” Award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The Sanderson Farms Championship is united around its charitable impact to Friends of ...

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Sanderson ‘19th hole’ plays big for steak houses and economy

By JACK WEATHERLY After 18 holes of playing or following players, the question is: what’s next? The 19th hole for many after one of the rounds leading up to and including the Sanderson Farms Championship Tournament was a nice white-tablecloth steak house. Those in the vicinity of the Country Club of Jackson got a bump in revenue and golf tales. ...

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Cameron Champ wins Sanderson Farms for 1st PGA Tour title

Cameron Champ’s prodigious drives weren’t finding the fairways during much of Sunday’s final round at the Country Club of Jackson. Even so, he wasn’t fazed. The 23-year-old was ready to prove he’s more than just a big hitter. Champ birdied five of the last six holes thanks largely to clutch putting and won the Sanderson Farms Championship, recovering for his ...

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