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Dean Best | 28 May 2013

The UK and the US enjoyed a public holiday on Monday and the shorter week is a quieter one for results. However, US poultry group Sanderson Farms and South Africa's Tiger Brands will report H1s, while Tate & Lyle plc will announce annual figures. In New York, Citi will hold a conference featuring the likes of Mondelez International and General Mills.

Michelle Russell | 25 May 2010

US meat giant Sanderson Farms said it expects poultry production levels to be limited for the remainder of the year. | 8 Dec 2009

US poultry group Sanderson Farms said it expects market price volatility to continue into 2010 as the firm swung into profit this morning (8 December), reversing a year-ago loss.

Joe Ayling | 7 Dec 2006

With Pilgrim’s Pride settling a US$1.1bn takeover battle for rival poultry firm Gold Kist, the US meats market is about to change shape. Joe Ayling reports on the implications of the deal.

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Dean Best | 22 Feb 2017

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

Dean Best | 22 Feb 2017

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

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Dean Best | 17 Apr 2017

Sanderson Farms has announced a fresh agreement on the processing of chickens for US poultry peer House of Raeford Farms.

Dean Best | 16 Mar 2017

US poultry supplier Sanderson Farms is looking at setting up a new production facility in Texas and has earmarked two alternative locations for the site.

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2017

Sanderson Farms, the US poultry processor, has reported higher first-quarter earnings amid a rise in sales driven by better prices for dark meat.

John Shepherd | 13 Jan 2017

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms has opened a US$155m processing and wastewater treatment facility at its site in St Pauls, North Carolina.

John Shepherd | 23 Dec 2016

US poultry group Sanderson Farms said it has agreed a new pricing formula with its customers after the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced the indefinite suspension of the Georgia Dock weekly chicken-price index.

Katy Askew | 15 Dec 2016

US chicken processor Sanderson Farms said poultry prices in the market strengthened in the final quarter of its financial year as it delivered lower annual earnings today (15 December). 

Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

A number of the largest poultry processors in the US, including Tyson Foods, Sanderson Farms and Pilgrim's Pride, have been named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices.

Katy Askew | 25 Aug 2016

Lower prices for chicken products have depressed sales at US poultry group Sanderson Farms.

Keith Nuthall | 23 Aug 2016

China’s ministry of commerce has extended for another five years countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties that have been charged on US imports of broiler chicken products.

Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 2016

Sanderson Farms has reported lower sales and profits for the first half of its financial year.

Katy Askew | 25 Feb 2016

Sanderson Farms reported a steep drop in sales and profits today (25 February), warning of a "significantly weaker" market for US poultry products. 

Katy Askew | 17 Dec 2015

Sanderson Farms reported a drop in full-year earnings today (17 December) as increased costs and lower pricing dented the US poultry group's margins. 

Hannah Abdulla | 25 Aug 2015

Restrictions on exports and lower poultry prices due to the US bird flu outbreak have hit Sanderson Farms' profits and sales in the US group's third quarter.

Katy Askew | 13 Aug 2015

The US Department of Agriculture has calmed fears over the outlook for feed prices, prompting shares in protein groups such as Pilgrim's Pride and Sanderson Farms to rise.

Katy Askew | 29 May 2015

US poultry group Sanderson Farms posted higher half-year sales and profits, although there was some concern on Wall Street about the near-term outlook for the business. Barilla announced its results for 2014, which included an increase in revenue and earnings.

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Mar 2015

Quorn Foods was in the M&A spotlight this week with speculation WhiteWave Foods had held talks to buy the meat-free business. We spoke to Quorn CEO Kevin Brennan to find out more. Elsewhere, Nestle sold its South African ice cream assets to R&R Ice Cream, while in New Zealand, dairy groups moved to reassure consumers their infant formula products were safe following poison threats. In the US, shares in some poultry firms including Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms plunged after reports of suspected bird flu on an Arkansas farm.

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Mar 2015

Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms have responded to reports of suspected bird flu on a farm in Arkansas, insisting they have appropriate security measures in place.

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Mar 2015

US poultry producers' shares have taken a dive after reports of bird flu on an Arkansas farm.

Katy Askew | 12 Mar 2015

Sanderson Farms has confirmed plans to open a new US$139m poultry complex in North Carolina, to be located in St Pauls and Robeson County.

Dean Best | 24 Feb 2015

Sanderson Farms today (24 February) booked higher first-quarter sales and profits, although earnings came in below analyst forecasts.

Dean Best | 19 Dec 2014

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms has rounded off a year of higher sales and profits with fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

Hannah Abdulla | 27 Aug 2014

US poultry producer Sanderson Farms reported an increase in sales during its third quarter, but despite profit growth, results fell short of analyst expectations.

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Katy Askew | 6 May 2016

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.

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