Tyson Headquarters
2018 Sustainability Report

We are a company guided and grounded by our purpose: raising the world’s 
expectations for how much good food can do. 

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 becoming 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. 

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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, side items, prepared meals, meal kits and fully cooked dinner meats 

Prepared Foods: Pizza crusts, tortillas, soups, sauces, appetizers and side items 

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

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 and Scope FY17
Farmers FY17