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Tyson says Hog Disease Impact to Linger for Years
Global meat prices are poised to rise after China culled tens of millions of hogs to contain a fast-spreading swine disease, the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc. said.
The top U.S. meat processing company already is paying higher prices for U.S. hogs and other meat as Chinese buyers crank up purchases, Tyson executives said Monday. In the months ahead, Tyson anticipates higher meat costs for consumers, as well as stronger profits in its own pork, beef and chicken-processing operations.
Noel White, CEO of the Arkansas-based company, said the potential impact of the past year's African swine fever outbreaks was unprecedented, and could lower global meat supplies by 5% at a time when protein consumption is on the rise world-wide...
Pilgrim's Pride Releases First Quarter Results
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) reports first quarter 2019 financial results.
First Quarter Highlights
Jayson Penn to Succeed Bill Lovette as Global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC), a worldwide leader in poultry and prepared foods, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Jayson Penn, current President of Pilgrim’s USA, to succeed Bill Lovette, who is retiring from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. Lovette will remain available to provide strategic advisory services to the company through July 2020.
“Jayson Penn has enjoyed a distinguished career in the poultry industry and has played an integral role in the success of Pilgrim’s over the last eight years,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Since joining the company in March 2011, Jayson has exemplified the leadership qualities, passion to succeed and business acumen that make him the ideal candidate to ...
Pilgrim's Pride Highlights Chicken, Prepared Foods as Areas for Growth
“In the U.S. we endured a very challenging environment in commodity chicken, slower than expected recovery from weather disruptions at some complexes, partially offset by an improvement in operating results from Prepared Foods. In Europe we improved the performance through expected synergies but were impacted by higher feed inputs as a result of a drought that will be passed to our prices in coming quarters. Our Mexican operations produced a very strong first half, a weaker than seasonal Q3, followed by a rebound in Q4. The diversity of our portfolio of bird sizes, geographical market exposure, our culture and our people, are what fundamentally differentiate us from the competition, giving us the potential to reduce volatility and generate higher margins over time, and the results for 2018 represented the power of that strategy. As we begin 2019, conditions in the U.S. commodity markets including exports are already recovering, supporting OECD-FAO data that over the longer term chicken as a protein will continue to outperform in terms of growth potential globally...
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation Recalls Breaded Popcorn Chicken Products
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Mt. Pleasant, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 58,020 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen, not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken items were produced on Jan. 4, 2019. The following product is subject to recall...
Pilgrim’s Teams Up with Kroger to Donate 750,000 Meals to Support Florence Recovery Efforts
GREELEY, Colo.- Pilgrim’s and Kroger today announced a joint partnership to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence through a donation of 80,000 pounds of Just BARE chicken —Pilgrim’s brand committed to providing good food for more people.
The Pilgrim’s and Kroger teams are proud to lend their support to Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. Partnering with Feeding America, the joint effort will distribute 750,000 meals to families and local communities in the Carolinas recovering from the natural disaster that made landfall on Sept. 14.
“It has been humbling to watch communities come together to support one another in this time of need,” said Felix Turner, Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager. “We are proud to...
Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Net Sales of $2.84 Billion
GAAP Operating Income of $185 Million and GAAP EPS of $0.43 for the Second Quarter of 2018. Excluding One-time Items, Adjusted Operating Income of $212 Million.
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation reports second quarter 2018 financial results.
Second Quarter Highlights
Net Sales of $2.84 billion, +3.1% vs same quarter last year (+26.0% if excluding the Moy Park numbers from last year). Net Income of $106.5 million.Adjusted Operating Income of $212.4 million (or a 7.5% margin), excluding the impact of grain derivative loss and one-time expense. Adjusted Operating Income margins of 6.5% in U.S., 16.6% in Mexico and 4.8% in Europe operations...
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