Sanderson Farms, Inc.
| Nasdaq: SAFM
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is a poultry processing company, which is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and, processed and prepared chicken items. It sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators. The company operates through three divisions: Production, Processing and Foods. The Production division is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler stage. The Processing division is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chickens. The Foods division is engaged in the processing, marketing and distribution of prepared chicken items, which it sells nationally and regionally. Sanderson Farms was founded by Dewey R. Sanderson, Dewey R. Sanderson, Jr. and Joe Frank Sanderson in 1947 and is headquartered in Laurel, MS.