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Sanderson Farms is a poultry processing company, which is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. The Company sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets.

HQLaurel, US
Employee Ratings2.7

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2018)15,104(+3%)
Job Openings95
Revenue (FY, 2018)$3.3 B
Share Price (Nov 2019)$165.1

Sanderson Farms Office Locations

Sanderson Farms has an office in Laurel
Laurel, US (HQ)
127 Flynt Rd
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Sanderson Farms Financials and Metrics

Sanderson Farms Revenue

Sanderson Farms's revenue was reported to be $3.32 b in FY, 2018

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Sanderson Farms's current market capitalization is $3.7 b.
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Sanderson Farms Operating Metrics

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Chickens Processed

452 m476 m507 m

Chickens Processed, dressed pounds

3 b3.40 b3.80 b

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130 70 70


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Sanderson Farms Online and Social Media Presence

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Sanderson Farms News and Updates

Sanderson Farms stock soars in active trading after report China lifting ban on U.S. poultry

Shares of Sanderson Farms Inc. shot up 13% in active morning trading Monday, which puts the chicken processing company's stock on track for the best one-day performance in nearly 11 years, after Reuters reported late Friday that China will lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a partial trade deal.…

Sanderson Farms Celebrates Women in Agriculture

LAUREL, Miss., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From the farm to the conference room, women are thriving in all facets of the agriculture industry. As the industry is challenged to produce more food more efficiently, female professionals are answering the call. Women producers now make up 36...

Sanderson Farms Celebrates its Poultry Veterinarians on World Veterinary Day

LAUREL, Miss. (April 26, 2019) – In celebration of World Veterinary Day, Sanderson Farms is recognizing the hard work and accomplishments of its dedicated team of poultry veterinarians, while continuing its mission of educating consumers.read more

Sanderson Farms Corporate Communication Team Earns Public Relations and Advertising Awards

LAUREL, Miss., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanderson Farms' Corporate Communication Department recently won five local advertising and public relations awards from the American Advertising Federation of Jackson, Mississippi and the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association...

Sanderson Farms posts smaller-than-expected loss for fiscal first quarter

Sanderson Farms Inc. said Tuesday it had a net loss of $17.8 million, or 82 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter to Jan. 31, after earnings of $51.2 million, or $2.24 a share, in the year-earlier period, when it enjoyed a tax benefit. Sales fell to $743.4 million from $771.9 million. The Fact…

Sanderson Farms Cultivates Culture of Community, Charity, and Chicken

LAUREL, Miss., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO and President, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., has quietly woven charity into the corporate culture at Sanderson Farms over the years, and the donation numbers speak for themselves. Sanderson Farms has donated over $10.6 million to various charities ...
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Sanderson Farms Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sanderson Farms founded?

    Sanderson Farms was founded in 1947.

  • How many employees does Sanderson Farms have?

    Sanderson Farms has 15,104 employees.

  • What is Sanderson Farms revenue?

    Latest Sanderson Farms annual revenue is $3.3 b.

  • What is Sanderson Farms revenue per employee?

    Latest Sanderson Farms revenue per employee is $219.5 k.

  • Who are Sanderson Farms competitors?

    Competitors of Sanderson Farms include Modern Meadow, Verde Beef Processing and Foster Farms.

  • Where is Sanderson Farms headquarters?

    Sanderson Farms headquarters is located at 127 Flynt Rd, Laurel.

  • Where are Sanderson Farms offices?

    Sanderson Farms has an office in Laurel.

  • How many offices does Sanderson Farms have?

    Sanderson Farms has 1 office.