The 2020 Poultry International WATTPoultry Top Companies edition showed a bit of movement in the ranking of the top 10 broiler companies worldwide from the previous year, with two sets of companies swapping places in the rankings. The companies are ranked by million head slaughtered annually at the end of calendar year 2019.

Koch Foods Inc. moved up one spot in the rankings from 8 the previous year to 7 this year, swapping spots with Perdue Farms. Koch saw more than a 9% increase in head slaughtered year over year, whereas Perdue Farms saw about a 2% decrease in head slaughtered over the same period.

Similarly, Sanderson Farms Inc. and Industrias Bachoco swapped spots, the former moving up to number 9, and the latter moving down to 10. Sanderson saw a 3% increase in head slaughtered year over year narrowly beating out Industrias Bachoco, which saw no change in head slaughtered over the same period.

The top 10 broiler producers worldwide and number of head slaughtered in millions

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  1. JBS S.A.: 4,036.0
  2. Tyson Foods: 1,991.6
  3. BRF: 1,554.0
  4. New Hope Liuhe: 1,300.0
  5. Wen’s Food Group: 748.0
  6. CP Group: 685.0
  7. Koch Foods Inc.: 681.2
  8. Perdue Farms: 667.7
  9. Sanderson Farms Inc.: 622.4
  10. Industrias Bachoco: 622.0

The next set of rankings will be published in Poultry International in October 2021.

Digging deeper into the world’s top broiler producers

For more broiler and egg company insights, access the WATTPoultry World’s Top Companies database to look up individual company profiles, sort by region or product type. The database offers information on hundreds of broiler and egg companies from around the world. The profiles include, where available, head slaughtered annually (and layer flock size for egg producers), number of facilities, number of employees, geographic markets served, key product categories and headquarters location.

Annual Poultry International Top Company Survey

Poultry International WATTPoultry Top Companies edition includes rankings of the top broiler and egg producers throughout the world. Additional data sets in the 2020 issue include regional broiler and egg rankings for Africa, Asia, Caribbean & Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania and South America. To participate in the survey or for further questions, please email topco@wattglobal.com.