Sanderson Farms
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Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms
Traded as
IndustryPoultry farming
Founded1947, incorporated 1955[1]
FounderD.R. "Bob" Sanderson
Key people
Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.
(Chairman and CEO)
Lampkin Butts
(President and COO)
Revenue$2.77 billion[1]
Number of employees
14,000+ [1] Edit this on Wikidata

Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States and produces 9.375 million chickens per week. It is the only Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Mississippi.[1] It is one of four companies which largely control the poultry farming industry in the United States.[2] It is a defendant in an ongoing class-action lawsuit alleging price fixing with other large poultry producers.[3][4] It has been accused of mistreatment of employees and chick culling.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "History, Values & Mission". Sanderson Farms. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Chickens". Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Parties for Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc., 1:16-cv-08637 -". CourtListener. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Broiler Chicken Antitrust | Hagens Berman | National Class Action Litigation Firm based in Seattle, WA". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "No relief: Denial of bathroom breaks in the poultry industry" (PDF). Oxfam America. 2019-05-09. Retrieved . Erma, who worked at a Sanderson plant in Mississippi, notes that "Women have to tell male supervisors why they have to go to the bathroom and only have a few minutes to go and return."
  6. ^ "Chicks Dropped Live Into Mincer at Chicken Supplier of Kroger, Arby's". PETA Investigations. Retrieved .

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