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JBS Donates $10,000 to the Nashville Food Project as Burger and Beats Contest Comes to a Close


JBS USA partnered with Beefitarian™, a campaign celebrating beef and uniting beef lovers, for the Burgers and Beats challenge. With the help of the Nashville community’s votes, $10,000 was donated to The Nashville Food Project on behalf of JBS USA. During the Burgers and Beats contest, eight Nashville influencers created unique burger recipes inspired by…

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102-Year-Old WWII Veteran Inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame


On February 4, 2020, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame honored longtime JBS USA cattle supplier Carl Stevenson for having made a lasting contribution to the cattle feeding industry. Born and raised in California, Carl Glenn Stevenson graduated from UC Davis in 1940 with a degree in animal husbandry. The next year, he was drafted…

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JBS Partners with Japanese Food Company

JBS Canada

JBS Canada and the Kanematsu Corporation have struck a partnership. Existing JBS Canada brands, including Northern Gold, Canadian Diamond Black Angus and the Alberta Beef brand will be promoted as part of the deal. Kelly Smith-Fraser, chair of the Alberta Beef Producers, said that marketing more beef outside of Canada was a positive for the…

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An Industry Leader

Hyrum, UT, Beef Production Facility

Our Hyrum, Utah, beef facility lies in Cache Valley beneath the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Hyrum is known for its outdoor recreation, agriculture and pristine views. Our team understands the critical role they play in advancing environmental stewardship to maintain these important attributes. The facility is an industry leader in many best practices…

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Innovative Expansion Project to Improve Animal Handling and Welfare, Food Safety, and Product Quality

Grand Island, NE, Beef Production Facility

In May 2019, we announced a $95 million expansion project at our Grand Island, NE, beef production facility that will include new, improved animal handling facilities, a state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled harvest floor and facility reconfiguration designed to improve team member experience, food safety and product quality. We believe the 107,000 square-foot expansion and facility enhancements will…

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Pilot Plant Food Donations

JBS USA Corporate Headquarters

Over the past couple of years, we have made a conscious effort to reduce waste from our R&D pilot plant, located on-site at our corporate headquarters. Instead of sending product to landfill, we have started making donations to the Weld County Food Bank. In 2019, we donated 16,986 pounds of food.

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Storm Support

Plumrose USA

In Oct. 2019, a substantial wind storm hit the Booneville, MS, area and took out the power of more than 3,000 people, including the county schools. This posed a major challenge for the schools, as they had already purchased food through Thanksgiving and were storing it in their coolers. After 12 hours without power, it…

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Tomorrow Fund


In 2019, Pilgrim’s launched the Tomorrow Fund, a scholarship program to support the collegiate scholastic pursuits of our team members and their direct dependents. In line with the Pilgrim’s Vision, we established the Tomorrow Fund to help our team members achieve their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their families through education.…

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Foodbank and CEO Cookoff

JBS Australia

In Australia, Primo Foods supports Foodbank, an initiative aimed at serving people living with food insecurity, by donating products valued at approximately AUD$390,000. The company also collaborated in the CEO CookOff, another project geared toward vulnerable communities, to provide food to six million people through donations of cash and products. At an event to commemorate…

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Tree Planting with Local Elementary Schools

Broadway, VA, Poultry Complex

In line with our vision, Pilgrim’s sponsored a tree planting and education program its Rockingham County facilities and three area elementary schools: John C. Myers, Plains, and Lacey Springs. Pilgrim’s team members secured trees and dug the holes, and then students actually helped plant the trees. After assessing the company’s properties, Pilgrim’s decided to plant…

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