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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Tyson Foods expands plant in Camilla, Georgia

New line and about 100 jobs are added with expansion of former Keystone Foods facility
Tyson Foods has completed the construction process for an expansion of its value-added poultry plant in Camilla, Georgia.
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Poultry startup Cooks Venture secures $12 million

Financing allows company specializing in pasture-raised, slow growth chickens to expand its processing operations
Cooks Venture, a new company that specializes in producing and processing pasture-raised, slow-growth chickens, secured $12 million in secured financing to help the new company, among other things, expand its processing capabilities.
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Pilgrim’s facility cited for alleged odor violations

Facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, cited for alleged incidents on August 5 and August 10
A Pilgrim’s Pride poultry facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been cited for alleged violations regarding odor conditions and maintenance requirements as set forth by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau.
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Suit accuses top poultry companies of fixing wages

Three former poultry plant workers are plaintiffs who allege ‘off the books’ meetings were held during an annual industry event
Eighteen of the largest poultry companies in the United States are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed on behalf of three former poultry plant workers who claim the companies conspired to fix wages for plant workers.
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Sanderson: Fear of ICE led to less deboned dark meat

Deboning operations within the poultry industry have suffered as workers fear plants will be raided by immigration authorities, Sanderson Farms CEO says
There could be a direct relation between the increased supply of chicken leg quarters in the United States and the August raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) at a handful of Mississippi poultry plants, the CEO of Sanderson Farms said.
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Sanderson Farms sees big rise in net income in Q3 2019

Third quarter of fiscal year 2019 brings net income of $53.4 million and net sales of $945.2 million
Sanderson Farms achieved a net income of $53.4 million, or $2.41 per share, during the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, a big jump when compared with its net income of $11.5 million, or $0.50 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
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