Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is a producer of poultry in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. In the United States, the Company produces prepared and fresh chicken, and turkey, while in Mexico and Puerto Rico, it produces only fresh chicken. Through vertical integration, it controls the breeding, hatching and growing of chickens, and the processing and preparation, packaging and sale of its product lines. It operates in three segments as a producer and seller of chicken products; a producer and seller of turkey products, and a seller of other products. The chicken segment includes sales of chicken products it produces and purchases for resale in the United States, including Puerto Rico and Mexico. The turkey segment includes sales of turkey products produced and purchased for resale in its turkey and distribution operations in the United States. Its other products segment includes distribution of non-poultry products. In January 2007, the Company acquired Gold Kist Inc.
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