Tyson Foods ranked as 2019’s largest chicken processor in the U.S.September 14, 2020
Homegrown in Arkansas, Tyson Foods has evolved into a modern, protein-focused food company that produces one in five pounds of chicken, beef, and pork in the United States. The company encompasses several household brand names, including:
- Jimmy Dean
- Hillshire Farm
- State Fair
Tyson Foods wasn’t the only Arkansas company to make the list. George’s Inc., another Springdale-based processing company, ranked number nine with an average of 29.5 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken produced each week.
Founded in the 1920s, George’s has grown into a major, fully integrated poultry operation. George’s is growing in five states, with four of the company’s eight operations located in Arkansas.