Don't ask. A top US poultry business, Wayne Farms is too busy to cross the road. The company processes almost 2 billion pounds of chicken every year, tuning out fresh, frozen, boneless, bone-in, and fully-cooked whole chickens and chicken parts. A vertically-integrated producer, the subsidiary of Continental Grain Company operates hatcheries, feed mills, and grow-out farms, as well as processing facilities, all in the Southeastern US. Its Wayne Farms brand is sold to customers in the retail food, food-manufacturing, and foodservice sectors in the US and abroad. Its Dutch Quality House and Platinum brands specialize in further processing chicken products for the restaurant industry.
The company's 10 production facilities are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. In addition to the US, the company markets its chicken in American Samoa, Armenia, Bahrain, China, Cuba, Curacao, Guam, Iraq, Korea, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, New Caledonia, Okinawa, Oman, Palau, Russia, Saipan, Singapore, Tahiti, and the United Arab Emirates.
Adding to its holdings, Wayne Farms in fall 2012 acquired an idled poultry feed mill in Atkins, Arkansas to use as a grain storage facility.
Headquartered in Oakwood, Georgia, Wayne Farms dates back to 1895, when its was known as Allied Mills and produced commercial animal feed. – less