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About Us

Butterball, LLC, one of America’s most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving, bringing delicious turkeys to tables around the world. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our business model gives us the opportunity to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices.

We are the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., and we make a lot more than Thanksgiving turkeys. Our company’s measurable growth is in no small part due to our team members in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri, who each have a seat at the table to contribute to our success.

Our Mission

Together, we provide delicious turkey trusted and enjoyed by everyone, every day.


As the most recognized name in turkey, our passion is helping consumers celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions. The brand represents more than 60 years of history, and during that time our mission remains unchanged, to make delicious, nutritious, and affordable food in a responsible way, and it all starts with finding the right talent. Our team members are the heart of our business and their satisfaction, work-life balance and career fulfillment are our top priorities.

One of every three turkeys at Thanksgiving is a Butterball. Beyond the holidays, we offer a wide variety of healthy turkey products including burgers, smoked sausage, bacon, and deli meats for every day meals.

Staying on top of what our consumers want is always a priority. In 2016, we launched one of our biggest innovation projects to date, the Farm to Family brand, bringing no-antibiotics-ever offerings to key retailers across the country, to meet the preferences of our consumers.

Learn more about our Butterball and our Farm to Family products.

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Fun Facts

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We Got Scale:

The largest turkey processing facility in the world is Butterball's 675,000 square foot Mount Olive, NC facility, located 64 miles outside of Raleigh, processing 17 million turkeys each year.

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Iconic Name:

Butterball received its name from the broad breast and plump, round shape of the turkey.

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Burger Business:

In 2011, Butterball began producing fully cooked turkey bacon and frozen turkey burgers.

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Going Global:

Butterball's international distribution includes more than 50 countries.

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Team Members:

Butterball has over 6,000 team members throughout its six plant locations and corporate offices.

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Six Plants:

Butterball has six different processing plant locations in North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas.

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Giving Back:

Butterball supports many non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association and donation of product to Feeding America and Operation BBQ Relief.

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Safety Matters:

Butterball plants are consistently recognized by OSHA for meeting safety standards across North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas.

Animal Care and Well-Being

Animal Care and Well-Being:

We are the first nationally certified American Humane turkey producer.

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Talking Turkey:

Since 1981 a team of Butterball turkey experts runs the turkey talk line providing advice to over 100,000 cooks, preparing their Thanksgiving turkey. In 2016, the talk line introduced texting.

Company Awards


The National Provisioner Plant of the Year (Raeford, N.C. facility).


National Underwriter’s Magazine Safety Award.


Our Huntsville facility received the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star Among Stars Award from OSHA.

Our Mt Olive facility holds numerous North Carolina OSHA Carolina Star designations.


Joint Poultry Industry Safety’s Award of Distinction, the highest category available, for our Huntsville, AR., Carthage, MO. and Raeford, NC., locations.


Joint Poultry Industry Safety’s Award of Honor for our Mount Olive, NC., Ozark, AR., Jonesboro, AR. and Goldsboro, NC. locations. This accolade recognizes improved safety performance at the facility level and applauds facilities that achieve high levels of safety as an effort to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.

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Future Outlook

We will continue to be the turkey leader in the U.S. and continue to gain market share around the world. Our iconic brand, for the last 60 years, laid an amazing foundation to prepare our brand, company and talented team members for success. We will continue to innovate and produce new products to exceed the expectations of our customers and consumers, and source top talent to push our business to new heights. In today’s world, we know that innovation, knowledge and perspective are key to success. We will work hard to develop new skills and knowledge to remain a competitive force within the turkey and consumer packaged goods industries.

Future Outlook

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