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228 West 2nd Street
P.O. Box 318
United States
West Liberty Foods is a vertically integrated turkey company based in West Liberty, Iowa. It was formed in 1997 when 47 Iowa turkey growers formed the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative and purchased a former Louis Rich facility in West Liberty. West Liberty Foods specializes in slicing and co-packing cooked red meat and poultry products. It employs 2,500 people.
West Liberty Foods LCC slaughtered 209 million pounds of live turkey in 2023, a 1.4% decrease from 2022. West Liberty’s 2023 sales were $841 million, the same amount it earned in 2022. Its product mix is 81.5% fresh, 18.5% frozen. Its product forms at point of sale are 80% cooked and 20% raw. Its products are sold 61% foodservice and 39% retail. According to its 2023 survey response, 6% of West Liberty’s production is antibiotic-free or no antibiotics ever, and 1% is organic.
In November 2023, West Liberty announced the layoff of 54 overhead positions due to the processor scaling back production because of a labor shortage.
In October 2022, West Liberty announced the closure of its Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, facility. The closure was finalized in May 2023. Multinational food company, Sigma Alimentos, announced it was purchasing the plant in April 2023.
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