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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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Jennie-O Turkey Store improves profit, net sales, volume

Despite declining foodservice sales during second quarter, turkey company reports strong retail, whole bird and commodity sales
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its segment profit increase 54% for the second quarter of fiscal year, while the Hormel Foods subsidiary’s volumes increased 19% and net sales rose 12%.
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Unemployment levels may help Sanderson find plant site

Sanderson Farms wants to build a new poultry plant, but finding an available labor pool had always been a challenge in the past
Before Sanderson Farms’ newest poultry plant in Tyler, Texas, was in operation, the company said it would like to build yet another poultry processing plant. But where has always been in question.
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How will COVID-19 affect broiler breeder flock size?

Sanderson Farms CEO says if staffing shortages persist at poultry plants, breeder flock size is likely to adjust
The size of the U.S. broiler breeder flock in the coming months will largely depend on the staffing situation at poultry processing plants, Joe F. Sanderson Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms, said.
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JBS net revenue up in all segments during Q1

Seara, Pilgrim’s Pride, JBS Brazil and JBS USA Pork segments all see double-digit revenue growth on a percentage basis
Despite impacts from the COVID-19 impacts, JBS reported a net revenue of BRL56.5 billion (US$7.7 billion) for the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, a 27.3% increase when compared to the first quarter of 2019.
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Bryan Adams’ reckless pro-vegan post cuts like a knife

Rock musician says his Instagram post was meant to be against wet markets and in favor of veganism, but it was also taken as a xenophobic message
Regardless of the vegan retro rocker’s intentions, Bryan Adams, through an angry post on Instagram, has justifiably caused a lot of outrage.
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BRF acquiring Saudi company Joody Al Sharqiya

When transaction is finalized, BRF plans to quadruple the capacity at meat production facility
BRF is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the planned acquisition of Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory, a Saudi Arabia-based meat company.
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