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Sanderson Farms to limit use of antibiotics in chicken operations

30 Nov 2018

US chicken business Sanderson Farms has made an announcement regarding the use of antibiotics medically important for humans for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4

23 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Sanderson Farms investor vote on drugs use narrows

22 Feb 2018

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms now faces a situation where nearly half of its investors want it to stop giving antibiotics to healthy chickens.

US Foods, Sysco allege poultry price-fixing in lawsuits

1 Feb 2018

A clutch of US-based poultry processors, including Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, are the subject of more lawsuits alleging collusion on price.

US antibiotic-free chicken market over-supplied, claims resolute Sanderson Farms

18 Jan 2018

There is too much antibiotic-free chicken on the market in the US, Sanderson Farms has claimed, as the poultry processor faces fresh pressure to change the way it uses the drugs.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read interviews this year

20 Dec 2017

just-food again secured time with some major industry names in 2017 and our interviews with C-suite executives from companies including Sanderson Farms, Nestle and Danone gave you food for thought.

US chicken producer Sanderson Farms faces pressure over use of antibiotics

15 Dec 2017

An investor coalition is pressuring US chicken business Sanderson Fams to commit to not using antibiotics in the production process.

Sanderson Farms to double capital spending after "record'' annual sales

15 Dec 2017

US poultry company Sanderson Farms plans to more than double capital expenditure next year as it invests in new plants and equipment to ramp up production.

Sanderson Farms' revenue up a third on "strong" fresh chicken prices

24 Aug 2017

US poultry company Sanderson Farms said revenue rose by almost a third in the three months through July due to "relatively strong'' prices for fresh chickens sold to retail customers.

Sanderson Farms exports boost H1 earnings

25 May 2017

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms today (25 May) booked increased first-half sales and income, boosted by higher volume and retail grocery sales and "an improving export environment".

Sanderson Farms sets out longer tie-up with House of Raeford Farms

17 Apr 2017

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

Sanderson Farms eyes new poultry plant in Texas

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.

Sanderson Farms profits take flight on dark meat

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.

Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell on US poultry prices, benchmarking, Trump and Mexico - the just-food interview, part two

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.

"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free" - The just-food interview with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell, part one

22 Feb 2017

Fears over resistance in humans, as well as demand for "cleaner" or "simpler" food, has driven meat firms to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is Sanderson Farms.

Sanderson Farms opens poultry processing and wastewater treatment facility

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.

Sanderson Farms sets up poultry price "formula" as Georgia suspends chicken price index

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.

Sanderson Farms sees pricing revival but FY earnings fall

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). 

Tyson, Sanderson, Pilgrim's feature in US poultry lawsuit

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.

Lower prices knock Sanderson Farms sales

25 Aug 2016

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

China to renew anti-subsidy duties on US poultry products

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.

Sanderson Farms posts lower H1 sales, profits

26 May 2016

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

Sanderson Farms warns on "significantly weaker" US poultry market

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. 

Sanderson Farms earnings drop on higher costs, lower pricing 

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. 

Sanderson Farms Q3 profit, sales hit by bird flu impact

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.

USDA quells fears over feed prices

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.

Food industry results in brief - Sanderson Farms, Barilla

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.

Food industry quotes of the week: Quorn, R&R, Tyson

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.

UPDATE: Tyson, Sanderson seek to cool bird flu fears

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.

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