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Raising and processing birds responsibly 

Global poultry consumption is projected to grow 15% by 2032, according to OECD and FAO projections, accounting for 41% of all protein consumed from meat sources worldwide. Drivers of increasing poultry consumption include population growth, higher incomes, prices relative to other types of meat (poultry are highly efficient at processing feed, making them less expensive to raise) and dietary preferences. Consumers prefer food produced sustainably, with a focus on animal welfare, the environment, and health. 

Our commitment

Cargill is committed to sustainable practices across our poultry supply chain. We protect animal welfare, reduce use of growth-promoting antibiotics, reduce environmental impact and increase transparency. We also work to keep people safe, both the workers who handle poultry and the consumers who eat our products.

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Our progress

We ensure that the animals under our care are raised in an environment that satisfies their physical, nutritional and health needs, and that they are treated in a manner that minimizes their distress. Consumers increasingly want to know more about how and where their food is produced, and we are helping our customers evaluate and plan for transitions to alternative poultry housing systems. We respect customer and consumer choices and apply our supply chain expertise to meet evolving preferences.

Animal health innovation 

Cargill is assembling a portfolio of AI-driven innovations through proprietary development and strategic partnerships to go beyond nutrition and help customers optimize their operations with actionable insights.   

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In the U.S., all fresh and frozen turkey products produced under our Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms brands are made from turkeys raised without antibiotics used for growth promotion purposes, meeting the promise we made in early July 2014. These two turkey brands were the first to achieve such status on a large scale in the U.S. 

In the U.K., we partnered with Oxford University to create video motion equipment for our poultry business that enables early detection of certain potential health problems in flocks. Keeping animals healthy is the main priority for poultry producers worldwide. Discover how Cargill's animal nutrition business uses nutrient analysis and research to create feed that improves health.

Animal Health & Welfare

Discover how we implement best practices in animal health to ensure that the care and handling of chickens raised for food meets the expectations of our customers and consumers. 


Antibiotic Reduction

We invest in research and innovation focused on reducing the use of human antibiotics in food production while maintaining our commitment to animal welfare and the production of safe, nutritious and affordable food. 



Poultry Nutrition & Feed

Learn more about how Cargill’s animal nutrition business combines nutrient analysis and research to produce feed that promotes better health. 


Our presence

Cargill has poultry operations in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America. In the U.S., our business includes the raising and processing of turkeys as well as the purchase and processing of eggs for our customers. Outside of the U.S., we raise, purchase and process chickens to meet growing global demand. Learn more about our meat and poultry offerings.

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Food Safety 

Cargill is a leader in food safety, and we share our knowledge across the industry. We develop innovative approaches and explore new technologies to reduce any foodborne illness-causing bacteria that could pose human health risks. 


Poultry Meat Products 

Learn more about how we provide food producers, retailers and foodservice operators with wholesome meat and poultry products all around the globe.