U.S. Packing Sector

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U.S. Packing Sector

Estimated Daily U.S. Slaughter Capacity by Plant (head per day)
Rank Company Plant Spring 2016 Spring 2017 Plant Changes ’15-’16
Plant Company Plant Company
These companies in yellow could not be reached in this survey so their 2015 data are included.
Red numbers denote plants that harvest primarily sows.
Source: EMI Analytics, June 2017
1 Smithfield Tar Heel, North Carolina 32,500 32,500 0
Smithfield, Virginia Gwaltney, Virgina 10,200 10,200 0
Morrell Sioux Falls, South Dakota 19,500 19,500 0
Farmland Crete, Nebraska 11,000 11,000 0
Denison, Iowa 10,000 10,000 0
Monmouth, Illinois 10,700 10,700 0
Prem. Std. Milan, Missouri 10,500 10,500 0
Clinton, North Carolina 10,600 10,600 0
Clougherty Los Angeles, California 115,000 7,300 122,300 7,300
2 JBS Worthington, Michigan 21,000 21,000 0
Greeley, Colorado Marshalltown, Iowa 21,000 21,000 0
Louisville, Kentucky 10,000 10,000 0
Cargill Pork Beardstown, Illinois 19,400 19,400 0
Ottumwa, Iowa 18,400 89,800 18,400 89,800 0
3 Tyson Foods (IBP) Waterloo, Iowa 19,500 19,500 0
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Logansport, Indiana 15,300 15,300 0
Storm Lake, Iowa 17,000 17,000 0
Col. Junction, Iowa 10,100 10,100 0
Madison, Nebraska 8,000 8,000 0
Perry, Iowa 8,250 8,250 0
Hillshire/Jimmy Dean Newbern, Tennessee 2,800 80,950 2,800 80,950 0
4 Hormel Austin, Michigan 19,000 19,000 0
Austin, Michigan Fremont, Nebraska 10,500 10,500 0
Clougherty Los Angeles, California 7,300 36,800 29,500 -7,300
5 Triumph Foods St. Joseph, Missouri 21,500 21,500 21,500 21,500 0
6 Seaboard Farms Guymon, Oklahoma 20,500 20,500 20,500 20,500 0
7 Indiana Packing Co. Delphi, Indiana 17,500 17,500 17,500 17,500 0
8 Hatfield Quality Meats Hatfield, Pennsylvania 11,700 11,700 11,700 11,700 0
9 Rantoul Foods Rantoul, Illinois 6,700 6,700 6,700 6,700 0
10 Prime Pork Windom, Michigan 6,000 6,000 6,000
11 Sioux-Preme Packing Sioux Center, Iowa 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 0
12 J.H Routh Sandusky, Ohio 4,200 4,200 4,200 4,200 0
13 Johnsonville Sausage Watertown, Wisconsin 850 850 0
Momence, Illinois 1,650 1,650 0
Holton, Kansas 1,100 3,600 1,100 3,600 0
14 Pine Ridge Farms Des Moines, Iowa 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 0
15 Premium Iowa Pork Hospers, Iowa 3,150 3,150 3,150 3,150 0
16 MoonRidge Pork Mt. Pleasant, Missouri 2,500 2,500 2,500
17 Pork King Packing Marengo, Illinois 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 0
18 USA Pork Products Hazellton, Pennsylvania 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 0
19 Abbyland Foods Curtiss, Wisconsin 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 0
20 Yosemite Meats Modesto, California 1,850 1,850 1,850 1,850 0
21 Fisher Ham and Meat Spring, Texas 1,200 1,200 0
Navasota, Texas 500 1,700 500 1,700 0
22 Spectrum Meats Mount Morris, Illinois 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,600 0
23 Leidy’s Souderton, Pennsylvania 1,350 1,350 1,350 1,350 0
24 Martin’s Pork Products Falcon, North Carolina 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 0
25 Dakota Pork, Indiana Estherville, Iowa 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 0
26 Verschoor Meats Sioux City, Iowa 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 0
27 Vin-Lee-Ron Mentone, Indiana 1,100 1,100 1,100 1,100 0
28 Bob Evans Farms Xenia, Ohio 500 500 0
Hillsdale, Michigan 500 1,000 500 1,000 0
29 The Pork Company Warsaw, North Carolina 950 950 950 950 0
30 Jim’s Farm Meats Atwater, California 850 850 850 850 0
31 Swaggerty Sausage Co Kodak, Tennessee 850 850 850 850 0
32 Olson Meat Company Orland, California 800 800 800 800 0
33 Calihan Packing Company Peoria, Illinois 750 750 750 750 0
34 Independent Meats Twin Falls, Indiana 720 720 720 720 0
35 F.B. Purnell Sausage Simsonville, Kentucky 600 600 600 600 0
36 Peoria Packing Chicago, Illinois 600 600 600 600 0
37 Masami Meat Company Klammath Falls, Oregon 500 500 500 500 0
38 Dekalb County Packing Company De Kalb, Illinois 500 500 500 500 0
39 Pioneer Packing Company Bowling Green, Ohio 450 450 450 450 0
40 Williams Sausage Co. Union City, Kentucky 400 400 400 400 0
41 Carleton Packing Company Carleton, Oregon 375 375 375 375 0
42 Morris Meat Packing Morris, Illinois 300 300 300 300 0
43 Wampler’s Sausage Lenoir City, Tennessee 300 300 300 300 0
44 Dean Sausage Atalla, Alabama 300 300 300 300 0
45 Parks Family Meats Warsaw, North Carolina 250 250 250 250 0
46 Dealaman Eterprises, Inc. Warren, New Jersey 200 200 200 200 0
47 Dayton Meat Co. Dayton, Oregon 200 200 200 200 0
48 Weltin Meat Packing Minden City, Michigan 175 175 175 175 0
49 Gunnoe Sausage Goode, Virginia 100 100 100 100 0
TOTAL SURVEYED CAPACITY 448,220 456,720 8,500
OTHER PLANTS 3,600 3,600
TOTAL DAILY CAPACITY 451,820 460,320 8,500
WKLY CAPACITY @ 5.4 DAYS 2,439,828 2,485,728 45,900

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U.S. Packing Plant Closings — 1993-2016
Company Plant Date Closed Capacity
Source: EMI Analytics Date added: 7.10.17
Swift St. Joseph, Missouri December 1993 10,000
Seaboard Albert Lea, Minnesota February 1994 14,000
Thorn Apple Valley Hyrum, Utah 1995 1,500
Reeves Packing Ada, Oklahoma 1995 400
Worthington Pack Worthington, Indiana April 1996 4,700
Premium Pork Moultrie, Georgia April 1996 4,700
Ohio Packing Co. Columbus, Ohio April 1996 900
IBP Council Bluffs, Iowa April 1997 7,300
Dakota Pork Huron, South Dakota August 1997 5,850
Thorn Apple Valley Detroit, Michigan July 1998 14,000
Fisher Packing Louisville, Kentucky 1998 3,000
Field Packing Owensboro, Kentucky July 1999 1,200
AVA Pork Shamokin, Pennsylvania February 2000 2,500
Farmland Foods Dubuque, Iowa June 2000 11,000
Brown Packing Little Rock, Arkansas June 2000 600
Fineberg Packing Memphis, Tennessee February 2001 500
Excel Marshall, Missouri July 2001 8,000
Mosby Packing Co. Meridian, Mississippi July 2001 400
AMPAC/Iowa Pack Chicago, Illinois December 2001 3,600
Hormel Rochelle, Illinois January 2003 7,100
Metzger Foods Paduca, Kentucky March 2003 250
Simeus Foods Forest City, North Carolina October 2003 300
America’s Family Farms Alcester, South Dakota November 2003 600
RC Pork (Pork Packers Int’l) Downs, Kansas May 2004 1,500
Smithfield Foods Smithfield, Virginia September 2005 7,800
Bryan Foods (Sara Lea) West Point, Mississippi March 2006 6,200
Lowell Packing Fitzgerald, Georgia June 2005 350
Meadowbrook Farms* Rantoul, Illinois December 2008 3,800
John Morrell Sioux City, Iowa April 2010 14,000
Southern Pride Meats Goldsboro, North Carolina June 2010 210
Bob Evans Farms Galva, Illinois August 2010 330
Bob Evans Farms Bidwell, Ohio July 2011 220
Cloverleaf Foods Minot, North Dakota June 2011 600
J.C. Potter Durant, Oklahoma July 2012 400
Odom’s Tennesse Pride Little Rock, Arkansas April 2012 400
Avco Gadsen, Alabama April 2012 210
Bob Evans Farms Richardson, Texas October 2013 400
Southern Quality Meats Pontotoc, Mississippi April 2014 160
Kapowsin Meats, Inc. Graham, Washington July 2015 100
Greenwood Packing Greenwood, South Carolina May 2016 3,000
Total Closed 142,080
*Reopened as Rantoul Foods, 2012 -3,800
Net Closed Capacity 138,280

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Estimated Daily U.S. Slaughter Capacity – Sow Plants (head per day)
Rank Company Plant Spring 2015 Spring 2016 Change’15-’16
Plant Company Plant Company
Source: EMI Analytics, July 2017.
1 Johnsonville Sausage Watertown, Wisc. 850 850 0
Momence, Ill. 1,650 1,650 0
Holton, Kan. 1,100 3,600 1,100 3,600 0
2 Pine Ridge Farms Des Moines, Iowa 3,200 3,200 3,600 3,600 400
3 Tyson (Hillshire/Dean) Newbern, Tenn. 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800 0
4 Pork King Packing Marengo, Ill. 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 0
5 Abbyland Foods Curtiss, Wisc. 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 0
6 Bob Evans Farms Xenia, Ohio 500 500 0
Hillsdale, Mich. 500 1,000 500 1,000 0
7 Swaggerty Sausage Co Kodak, Tenn. 800 800 850 850 50
8 Calihan Packing Company Peoria, Ill. 750 750 750 750 0
9 Pioneer Packing Company Bowling Green, Ohio 425 425 450 450 25
10 F.B. Purnell Sausage Simsonville, Ky. 400 400 600 600 200
11 Williams Sausage Co. Union City, Ky. 400 400 400 400 0
12 Wampler’s Sausage Lenoir City, Tenn. 300 300 300 300 0
13 Dean Sausage Atalla, Ala. 300 300 300 300 0
15 Gunnoe Sausage Goode, Va. 110 110 100 100 -10
Total Capacity 18,285 18,950 665

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New And Coming U.S. Packing Capacity – daily and annual head capacity
Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Daily Annual Daily Annual Daily Annual Daily Annual
Source: EMI Analytics, July 2017.
Pleasant Hope, Missouri 2,500 637,500 2,500 625,000 2,500 625,000 2,500 625,000
Windom, Minnesota 6,000 1,500,000 6,000 1,500,000 6,000 1,500,000
Sioux City, Iowa 12,000 3,000,000 20,000 5,000,000 20,000 5,000,000
Coldwater, Michigan 10,000 2,500,000 10,000 2,500,000 10,000 2,500,000
Wright County, Iowa 10,000 2,500,000
Total 2,500 637,500 30,500 7,777,500 38,500 9,817,500 48,500 12,367,500
Head per week 12,260 149,567 188,798 237,837
Percent of Fall ’15 capacity 0.50% 6.10% 7.70% 9.70%
Percent of Fall ’16 capacity 6.10% 7.70% 9.70%
Total Capacity/Day 454,320 482,320 490,320 500,320

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