We Believe in Responsibly Contributing to the Economic Stability of Our Company and Our Business Partners
Responsibly Contributing to Our Business Partners
largest poultry company in the U.S. by sales (7% of market)
largest poultry company in the U.S. by production
Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top 10 U.S. grain companies
Getting Better, Not Just Bigger
Following a belief that Perdue’s future is getting better, not just bigger, Perdue Foods acquired Natural Food Holdings, including the NIMAN RANCH® brand, in 2015. The addition of the NIMAN RANCH® brand aligned with Perdue’s focus on premium brands and proteins with elevated attributes, including raised with no antibiotics ever and higher welfare standards.
The acquisition followed Perdue’s 2011 purchase of Coleman Natural Foods, which introduced the company to organic chicken production and broadened its portfolio to include no-antibiotics-ever pork. That was a turning point, as the company began incorporating Coleman Natural Foods’ elevated animal care practices.
A Values-Driven Approach to Business Partnerships
As a family-owned, privately held company, we make business decisions that effectively balance our long-term strategies with short-term requirements, while staying true to what we believe in. That way, we can make sure our actions bring us closer to our goals.
We have a core code of conduct and ethical practices, which we share with all associates and recommunicate to managers annually.
We also know that our ability to contribute positively to others depends on the resources we generate through our business. Our value of stewardship includes the responsibility to generate profitable growth to support the strategic plans of our company, sustaining us into the future.
We understand that our success goes hand-in-hand with our ability to help our business partners—including our customers, farm partners and vendors—be successful. This is founded in our core values of integrity and teamwork, and extends into our strategic growth plans.
Supporting our Farm Family Partners
We know that for many farm families, their income from poultry contracts is essential to the economic survival of their farm. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping them succeed. Our poultry contracts insulate farmers from most of the financial risks while providing stable income and rewarding top performers.
Our poultry contracts include no-antibiotics-ever and organic meat chickens (broilers), turkeys and breeders (that supply eggs to our hatcheries).
We support our poultry farmers with dedicated veterinarians, flock advisers, behind-the-scenes poultry health and nutrition research, and laboratories that rival many universities.
Coleman Natural Hog Farmers
Farmers who raise hogs for sale to Coleman Natural put in extra work to meet our care standards, including no antibiotics ever and an all-vegetarian diet. In turn, they receive a premium price for their animals. We help them with veterinary and technical support.
Niman Ranch Farmers
The NIMAN RANCH® brand joined the Perdue family in 2015. Niman Ranch is a community of more than 720 independent family farmers and ranchers who raise pork, beef and lamb traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest-tasting meat.
Niman Ranch products are all third-party certified under the Certified Humane® program and from animals raised by small, independent U.S. family farmers and ranchers who adhere to some of the strictest animal welfare protocols in the industry, including:
- No antibiotics—EVER
- No added hormones—EVER
- No gestation or farrowing crates
- Raised outside or in deeply bedded pens
- Never fed animal by-products
Many of our products are raised in accordance with the Global Animal Partnership standards.
For more information about Niman Ranch protocols, visit: www.nimanranch.com.