Feed Management - November/December 2017 - 8
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MILL ADAPTS POULTRY FEED
When building the facility, Wayne Farms worked with CSX railroad to plan its 100-car loop track. The site
also includes an 80-car ladder track.
the two lines of its Ozark mill's feed production exclusively to all-vegetable, antibiotic-free feeds.
"Things are changing rapidly in the poultry business in
terms of what consumers are looking for," he continued.
"A few years ago, the organic or the completely antibioticfree section of the grocery store might have been relatively small, but that section keeps getting larger and larger.
Today, you can see the success of some of the grocery
store chains and mainstream retail brands that specialize
in that area."
Considering itself a "business-to-business company,"
Wayne Farms strives to provide its foodservice customers,
such as Zaxby's and Chick-fil-A, with high-quality poultry
products while staying ahead of overarching poultry consumption trends.
For example, Wayne Farms recently developed its
own private label, Naked Truth premium chicken, which
is verified by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step
WAYNE FARMS LLC
HEADQUARTERS: Oakwood, Georgia
FRESH & PREPARED
POULTRY FACILITIES: 11
GLOBAL POULTRY PRODUCTION
VOLUME: 2.6 billion pounds
SALES: $2.2 billion
INDUSTRY MARKET SHARE: 5.4 percent
U.S. INDUSTRY RANKING: 6
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