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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Hormel Foods: Lower turkey poult placements a good sign

Parent company of Jennie-O Turkey store says it is keeping its eye on poult placements and cold storage levels
Jennie-O Turkey Store has suffered because of an oversupply of turkey and subsequent low prices, but the company does see signs that those problems will come to an end.
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Sanderson: Building new poultry plants a rigorous job

Sanderson Farms executives say strategy of building new plants versus growth through acquisitions has served company, shareholders well
Sanderson Farms, the third largest broiler company in the United States, has largely reached its current size through the construction of new poultry complexes, rather than by acquiring existing poultry plants from other processors.
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Sulmaq acquisition closes successfully

On July 26, Marel announced that the company had entered into an agreement to acquire Sulmaq. The conditions of the acquisition have been satisfied and the transaction successfully closed on August 31.
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Tyson to build poultry complex in northeast Kansas

In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods announces plans for new plant, hatchery and feed mill
In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in northeast Kansas.
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Mountaire wants to add line to poultry plant

If project is approved, company would be able to increase output there by 18 percent

Mountaire Farms is planning to expand its poultry plant in Millsboro, Delaware, that would add another line and increase production by about 18 percent.


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Australia’s Baiada Poultry to close plant in January

Queensland Chicken Growers’ Association blasts move, saying growers weren’t given any notification in advance of decision
Australian broiler company Baiada Poultry will close its plant in Ipswich, Queensland, in January 2018, a decision that is unpopular with the Queensland Chicken Growers Association (QCGA).
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