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Meat and Poultry Processing

SIC 2010 | NAICS 311600

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing  (view report)
Rendering & Meat Byproduct Processing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Sosland Publishing
Information resources available from this organization include:

M+P Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for meat and poultry processors, with special features including the annual "Industry Outlook" (December issue) that provides selected results from the most recent "Processor Confidence Survey" and the "Annual Top 100 Processors Report" (March issue) which ranks the leading companies doing business in North America based on annual revenue.

Processor Confidence Study
Annual report provides insights into concerns and expectations for the year ahead based on responses from slaughtering and processing facility executives, with topics covered in the report including general industry outlook, production capacity, company revenue, international sales, gross margins, operations, and capital expenditures. Selected summary data is included in the December issue of M+P Magazine.

Meat Product / Poultry Product Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Meat & Poultry Facts

Comprehensive resource guide provides insights on key trends affecting the processing industry, with information provided in this text including slaughtering capacity, number of slaughtering plants by state, industry sales, per capita consumption by type of product, cost of materials and value added, beef and pork margins, employment and wages, capital expenditures, and imports, exports, and trade balance.

Freedonia Group
Meat & Poultry Products: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes production and demand at the manufacturers' level, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by type of product (e.g., beef and veal, poultry, pork, and lamb and mutton) and process (e.g., fresh and frozen, processed), and processing companies profiled including Cargill, Incorporated, JBS S.A., and Tyson Foods, Inc.

GIA Research
Meat (Fresh and Processed)

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided including historical and forecast consumption by product segment (e.g., pork, lamb and goat, beef and veal, and poultry) and select players profiled including Hillshire Brands Company, Cargill, Inc., Hormel Foods, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Perdue Farms.

Processed Meat Market in the US

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector, with market segments analyzed by type of product (e.g., chilled, frozen, and canned/preserved meat and poultry), distribution channel (e.g., supermarkets and hypermarkets, independent retailers, specialist retailers, convenience stores, and service stations), product consumption pattern, and in-home consumption.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Meat & Poultry Processing  Search for "3116" to see reports for specific products

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Meat Product Manufacturing
Poultry Product Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles provides income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios by company size based on annual revenue for companies that slaughter cattle, hogs, chickens, turkeys, and other animals and process the carcasses to produce fresh and frozen meat and poultry products, processed meats, and by-products used to produce feed, fertilizers, and lard.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Meat & Poultry Magazine
Salary, Benefits, and Job Satisfaction Survey

Compensation and benefits survey provides base salary, salary change, and total compensation data for executive and mid-level management positions at slaughtering facilities and processing plants that produce beef, pork, poultry, veal, and lamb products, with survey results categorized by company size based on annual net sales for small (less than $100 million) and large (over $100 million) companies.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Animal Slaughtering and Processing

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies engaged in slaughtering cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and other animals and processing the carcasses to produce fresh and frozen meat and poultry products, processed meats such as ham, sausage, and lunch meats, and by-products used to produce feed, fertilizers, and lard.

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