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JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, value-added premium products. In the U.S. we are a leading processor of beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods; a leading processor of beef and prepared foods in Canada; and a leading processor of beef, lamb, pork and prepared foods in Australia. JBS USA is the majority shareholder (80.21%) of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Pilgrim’s), with operations in the U.S. and Mexico, owner of Moy Park, a leading poultry and prepared foods company in the U.K. and Europe and the owner of Pilgrim’s UK, a leading pork and prepared foods company in the U.K. As a global team, we process, prepare, package and deliver fresh, further-processed and value-added premium meat and poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries on six continents.

Headquartered in Greeley, CO, JBS USA provides more than 280 million daily meals. The company includes 65 production facilities, 49 prepared foods facilities, six feedlots, six live hog operations and eight transportation terminals with operations in 28 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Our more than 100,000 team members work hard to provide consistent, responsible and high-quality products to retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants all over the world. We have the capacity to process more than 200,000 cattle, 500,000 hogs, 45 million chickens and 80,000 small stock (lambs, sheep, goats and veal calves) per week, providing more than 32 billion pounds of product each year to markets in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, among others.

Our History

JBS USA has enjoyed incredible growth, and we are proud of our history that demonstrates our commitment to being the best and creating a better future for our team members. For more information about our history, please visit Our Business in the general section of our company website.

  • 2007
    With the acquisition of Swift & Company, JBS USA is created with a presence in the U.S. and Australia
  • 2008
    Acquired Tasman Group in Australia and Smithfield Beef
  • 2009
    Acquired a controlling interest in Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
  • 2010
    Acquired Tatiara Meats and Rockdale Beef in Australia
  • 2013
    Acquired XL Foods beef production facility.
  • 2014
    Assumed full operation of the Alex Lee case ready meat processing facility in Lenoir, NC, and acquired the Fresh & Easy case ready meat facility in Riverside, CA.; acquired majority shareholding in Sydney-based Andrews Meat Industries
  • 2015
    Acquired Primo Smallgoods Group in Australia and Cargill's pork business; Pilgrim's acquired Tyson de Mexico
  • 2016
    Acquired a controlling interest in New Zealand-based Scott Technology Limited, an automated technologies manufacturer
  • 2017
    Pilgrim's acquired GNP Company and Moy Park. JBS USA acquired Plumrose USA, Inc.
  • 2018
    Scott Technology Limited acquired Alvey Group and Transbotics; JBS Canada acquired Mountain Creek Farms
  • 2019
    Pilgrim's acquired Tulip Ltd. (name changed to Pilgrim’s UK in 2020)
  • 2020
    JBS USA acquired Empire Packing Co. LP; JBS USA launched Planterra Foods

Our Businesses

As one of the most diversified food production businesses in the world, JBS USA is structured into nine specific business units that allow our teams to focus on the details of their individual businesses: JBS USA Beef, JBS USA Pork, JBS USA Live Pork, JBS USA Retail Ready, JBS USA Carriers, Swift Prepared Foods, JBS Canada, JBS Australia and Pilgrim’s.


JBS USA Beef includes nine beef production facilities in the U.S. split into two business units: fed beef and regional beef. Our four fed beef facilities are strategically located near traditional cattle production centers in the U.S. to ensure access to high-quality, fed cattle, while our five regional beef facilities are located in strategic areas close to major population centers to increase our flexibility to meet the evolving needs of discerning customers.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >61 million
  • Beef production facilities: 9
  • Processing capacity: 28,000 cattle per day


JBS USA Pork is the second-largest fresh pork producer in the U.S., with five pork production facilities and the capacity to process 92,000 hogs per day and one further processing facility.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >59 million
  • Pork production facilities: 5
  • Processing capacity: 90,000 hogs per day
  • Further processing facilities: 1

JBS USA Live Pork

JBS USA Live Pork consists of four live hog operations, made up of two boar stud operations and two sow farms, in which our more than 150,000 sows produce approximately 3.5 million hogs each year.

  • Sow farms: 2
  • Boar stud operations: 2

JBS USA Retail Ready

JBS USA Retail Ready includes two production facilities that specialize in further-processed beef and pork products. Our Retail Ready operations are strategically located on opposite coasts of the U.S. to provide service to customers across the country.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >454,000
  • Further processing facilities: 2
  • Processing capacity: 475,000 pounds per day

JBS USA Carriers

JBS USA Carriers, the transportation arm of JBS USA, is an over-the-road and regional truckload carrier handling both refrigerated and non-refrigerated freight. JBS Carriers has a fleet of more than 700 trucks and provides carrier services to JBS USA, Pilgrim’s and other customers throughout the U.S.

  • Transportation terminals: 8
  • Fleet size: 700 trucks

Swift Prepared Foods

Swift Prepared Foods provides high-quality, prepared food products throughout the U.S. and includes five production facilities that specialize in sliced deli meats, bacon, barbecue items and ribs.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >3.7 million
  • Further processing facilities: 6
  • Processing capacity: >330 million pounds per year

JBS Canada

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, JBS Canada is one of Canada’s largest beef and prepared foods processors and one of the largest employers in southern Alberta.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >10.4 million
  • Beef production facilities: 1
  • Case ready facilities: 1
  • Beef processing capacity: 4,200 cattle per day
  • Case ready processing capacity: 7 million pounds per year

JBS Australia

JBS Australia is a leading meat processor and cattle feeder in Australia. Through a network of 11 strategically located production facilities and six feedlots stretched from northern Queensland to Tasmania, JBS Australia has a weekly processing capacity of more than 50,000 cattle, 80,000 small stock and 20,000 hogs, as well as a one-time daily feeding capacity of 150,000 cattle. JBS Australia exports to more than 70 countries while also maintaining significant market share in the domestic beef and lamb markets. JBS Australia owns Primo Foods, a leading manufacturer of ham, bacon, salami and deli meats. JBS Australia is a majority shareholder in Andrews Meat Industries, a Sydney-based meat solution provider for the Australia foodservice industry. JBS Australia also owns controlling interest in Scott Technology, a leading global developer of automation and robotic solutions that improve safety, productivity, reliability and yield in the workplace.

  • Daily 4 oz. servings: >17 million
  • Beef production facilities: 7
  • Multispecies (cattle and small stock) production facilities: 1
  • Small stock (lambs, sheep, goats, hogs and veal calves) production facilities: 2
  • Further processing facilities: 8
  • Feedlots: 6
  • Beef processing capacity: 10,000 cattle per day
  • Small stock processing capacity: 16,000 small stock per day
  • Pork processing capacity: 4,000 hogs per day
  • One-time feeding capacity: 150,000 head of cattle


As a leading chicken producer, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, high-quality products at a great value for more than six decades. With operations in 14 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe, Pilgrim’s has the capacity to process 45 million chickens per week. Pilgrim’s is also the owner of Moy Park, one of Northern Ireland’s largest private-sector businesses and Europe’s leading poultry producers, and Pilgrim’s UK, a leading fully integrated pork and prepared foods company in the U.K. JBS USA is the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s.

  • Daily meals: >133 million
  • Poultry production facilities: 36
  • Poultry processing capacity: 44.9 million chickens per week
  • Hog farms: 2
  • Pork production facilities: 3
  • Pork processing capacity: 45,000 hogs per week
  • Prepared foods facilities: 27
  • Prepared foods processing capacity: 22 million pounds per week


Our financials are consolidated and reported with many of the business units described above. Financially, we report JBS Beef, inclusive of our beef production facilities in the U.S. and Canada, JBS USA Retail Ready, JBS USA Carriers and our entire JBS Australia business unit. We report JBS USA Pork, inclusive of all of our pork production facilities in the U.S., JBS USA Live Pork, Swift Prepared Foods and JBS USA Retail Ready. Pilgrim’s is reported inclusive of facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe.

JBS USA net sales were US$39.3 billion in 2020, an increase of 1.8% in relation to 2019. Net Income totaled US$2.1 billion, an decrease of 8.7% compared to 2019. Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization), which we define as net income adding back income taxes, depreciation, amortization, interest and excluding foreign currency transaction gains/losses and non-recurring expenses, net, was US$3.8 billion in 2020, which corresponds to an increase of 8.6% in relation to 2019.

Net Sales

*Includes JBS USA Beef, JBS USA Pork, Pilgrim’s and intercompany sales eliminations

**Includes JBS USA Fed Beef, JBS USA Regional Beef, JBS Canada, JBS USA Retail Ready, JBS USA Carriers and JBS Australia

***Includes JBS USA Pork, JBS USA Live Pork, Swift Prepared Foods and JBS USA Retail Ready

Adjusted EBITDA

*Includes JBS USA Beef, JBS USA Pork, Pilgrim’s and intercompany sales eliminations

**Includes JBS USA Fed Beef, JBS USA Regional Beef, JBS Canada, JBS USA Retail Ready, JBS USA Carriers and JBS Australia

***Includes JBS USA Pork, JBS USA Live Pork, Swift Prepared Foods and JBS USA Retail Ready

Net Income

Income Tax Expense