2018 Sustainability Report
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We are Tyson Foods

For more than 80 years, we have been committed to revolutionizing the food industry. We built our name on providing generations of families with wholesome, great-tasting chicken. We are proud of our heritage, but today’s Tyson Foods is much more. We are a modern food company. As values and behaviors around food have changed, so have we. Today, we’re innovators uniquely positioned to reshape what it means to feed our world. 

Factory
Our Portfolio of Brands

Our broad portfolio of high-quality products and brands include: 

Value-Added Foods: Value-added chicken, beef and pork, pepperoni, pizza toppings, bacon, deli meats, hams, franks, snacks, appetizers, prepared meals, meal kits and fully cooked dinner meats.

Prepared Foods: Appetizers, sandwiches, and tortillas.

Commodity Meat and Poultry: Fresh chicken, beef and pork, and specialty meats.

Alternative Proteins:  Investments in Beyond Meat and Memphis Meats and co-led a seed investment round for Future Meat Technologies.

Reach

We primarily operate in the United States, China and India and sell food all over the world. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, we sold products in approximately 125 countries, with major sales markets in Canada, Central America, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, South Korea and Taiwan.

OPERATIONS, MAJOR SALES MARKETS

Operations and Major Markets Map
Our Value Chain

 

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  • Research & Development

    Food ideas and innovations are born in our R&D labs.

  • Animal Procurement

    CHICKEN: Pullets (parents) are raised by independent contractors then sent to our owned and leased breeder farms.

    CATTLE: We employ cattle buyers to visit independent feed yards and public auctions to buy live cattle that are sent directly to processing.

    PIGS: The majority of our live pig supply is purchased from independent producers and sent directly to processing.

  • Rasing Animals

    CHICKEN: Pullets lay eggs at our breeder farms, then eggs are sent to our broiler hatcheries. Hatched chicks go to broiler farms where they are raised by independent contractors until ready for processing.

    PORK: We raise a small number of finished hogs, feeder pigs, and weaned pigs for sale to pork processors and finishers throughout the country.

  • Feeding Animals

    We procure and produce our own scientifically formulated feed that primarily includes corn, soybean meal, and other feed ingredients for poultry and the limited number of pigs that we raise.

  • Processing

    Live animals are harvested and converted into food products.

  • Rendering

    Animal byproducts from processing are rendered for other fat or protein products.

  • Distribution

    Finished food is transported to retailers, stores, schools and institutions, or exported.

SCALE & SCOPE FISCAL 2017
$40.1 Billion
Revenues
$114 Million
Research and Development
Spending
$3.027 Billion
Net Income
$29.109 Billion
Total Assets
FISCAL 2017 BY-THE-NUMBERS
133,000
Approx. Avg.
Head per Week

Beef
408,000
Approx. Avg.
Head per Week

Pork
37,000,000
Approx. Avg.
Birds per Week

Chicken
66,000,000
Approx. Avg.
Pounds per Week

Prepared Foods
FARMERS
9,248
Total Farmers
3,564
Chicken Farmers
3,755
Cattle Farmers
1,811
Hog Farmers
98
Turkey Farmers

FISCAL 2018 BY-THE-NUMBERS

sales by segment chart

SALES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL

sales by distribution channel chart

GLOBAL WORKFORCE (U.S./INTERNATIONAL)

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FOOTNOTES AND REFERENCES

* Includes 868,970 servings to Hurricane Florence victims and 1,200,000 to Hurricane Michael victims.