Responsibly Raised

The West Family -Sanderson Farms Growers


A lot has changed since 1996, when Joe West first began growing chickens for Sanderson Farms. Today, more than two decades later, he still has four broiler houses in Bassfield, Mississippi and remembers a time when houses did not have the technology that they do today. Read More >

Poultry Fact Sheet


Homegrown: From the Farm to Your Family


As Americans become increasingly interested in food production, a movement of people demanding to know exactly where their food comes from has emerged. In a continued effort to be transparent with consumers, Sanderson Farms is pulling away the curtain and providing an honest look at how... Read More >

Keeping Chicken’s Healthy: Antibiotics and Hormones


Sanderson Farms relies on licensed, board-certified poultry veterinarians to keep chickens healthy. This infographic explains why hormones are never fed to chickens. It also addresses the safe and proper use of antibiotics. Read More >

Baby chick standing in a barn with blurred background The Truth About Antibiotics and Chicken


Sanderson Farms isn't buying into "antibiotic-free" trends. In August 201... Read More >

Chickens in house This is How We Grow our Chickens


Each week, Sanderson Farms processes more than 10.625 million chickens pe... Read More >

Grains being measured in a laboratory A Balancing Act – The Science Behind an Artfully Created Feed Formula


Dr. Amy Batal is the mastermind behind Sanderson Farms' innovative feed f... Read More >

Antibiotic-free chicken: The Industry under the microscope


In March 2016, leaders of the poultry industry gathered in Barcelona, Spain, for the Ceva Poultry Vaccinology Summit. Experts discussed the impact of antibiotic-free chicken and the recent industry shift to this method of production. Dr. Ashley Peterson, vice president of science and te... Read More >

Antibiotic Use for Wellbeing


The American Association of Avian Pathologists believes that antibiotics should be used by poultry veterinarians to prevent suffering in flocks and should not be sacrificed in the name of marketing an antibiotic-free product. Antibiotic use must be minimized through preventative practic... Read More >

Antibiotic issues broaden poultry veterinarians’ role


Philip Stayer, a veterinarian at Sanderson Farms, writes about how his job has changed in response to antibiotics issues. Poultry veterinarians are being called upon by the companies they work for to answer questions about chicken production. Stayer says he is most often asked to defend... Read More >

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