Who is Pilgrim's?

At a Glance

For over six decades, Pilgrim's has produced healthy, high-quality food products that go into some of the world's finest recipes. We are dedicated to providing these wholesome, high-quality products at a great value, allowing everyone to eat well.
Pilgrim's Locations
  • Pilgrim's is the second-largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Our corporate headquarters is in Greeley, Colorado.
  • We employ approximately 38,000 people and have the capacity to process more than 36 million birds per week for a total of more than 9.5 billion pounds of live chicken annually.
  • Pilgrim's is ranked among the world's largest protein companies, with net sales totaling $8.1 billion in fiscal 2012.
  • Approximately 3,900 contract growers supply poultry for the company's operations.
  • Pilgrim's products are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers. The company's primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and in the Northern and Central regions of Mexico.
  • We currently operate in 12 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. These states include Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Pilgrim's operates 25 fresh processing plants and eight prepared foods cook plants in the U.S. Pilgrim's also operates three fresh processing plants in Mexico and one in Puerto Rico.
  • Pilgrim's has 26 feed mills and 30 hatcheries supporting our plants.
  • Pilgrim's operates 13 distribution centers (one in Puerto Rico and 12 in Mexico).
  • The company exports chicken products to customers in approximately 105 countries, including Mexico.
  • Pilgrim's Pride is a part of the JBS USA family. JBS S.A., the world's largest protein company, owns 75.5% of our outstanding common stock. Click here for more information on the JBS family of proteins.
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