About Us

We help make moments
both big & small more meaningful.

Our Story

It all started in Wyoming, Ohio on June 11, 1940.  The name Butterball was first registered as a trademark by Ada Walker. In 1961 she sold the Butterball name to Leo Peters, some say for just $10. Peters worked as a meat processor with Swift and Company in Chicago and later invented the Butterball Turkey while he worked there. Peters licensed the Butterball name to Swift for a decade, before selling the rights to the Butterball Turkey Brand.

Since then, our Butterball Brand has been recognized as one of America’s most iconic brands and the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S.  For more than 80 years, we have been helping families all over, with a mission unchanged, to make delicious, nutritious, and affordable food in a responsible way.


To be the food brand of choice, loved and trusted by all who rely on us, to provide reasons to celebrate every day.


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



6 Plants

Across North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas

Meet Our Team

Our team members are the heart of Butterball. Everyone brings a unique voice, perspective, and experience that encapsulates who we are as a team.
Edna M.
Edna M.
Onboarding Specialist
"Being promoted to Onboarding Specialist and having a team of my own to work with. Training has been a part of my life for 20+ years and I enjoy being part of it."
Ray E.
Ray E.
Management Development Program
"Currently, I work as member of the cyber security team in helping protect our brand and assets. What I've enjoyed most about all of this is the sheer diversity of experience I've been able to receive."
Jerica S.
Jerica S.
Health and Safety Specialist,
Site Security Manager
"I’ve had several proud moments at Butterball. A few stand out moments: VPP reapproval in 2019, Corporate Safety Audit Score for 2019 of 90.45, and anytime I can share my passion about Health and Safety."
Michelle D.
Michelle D.
HR Generalist
"I started with the Raeford plant as a Senior HR Specialist. Last year I had a short stint as the plant’s Onboarding Supervisor before being transferred into my current role as our HR Generalist."
Victoria O.
Victoria O.
Management Trainee Program
"Since starting with this company, I have been able to increase confidence in my leadership capabilities and communication skills by working with experienced individuals who exemplify these traits."

Where We Work

Discover your career options by location, use our interactive map to search and apply at a Butterball location near you.

Huntsville, AR

Huntsville, Arkansas is known as the “crossroads of the Ozarks” located within the beautiful Boston Mountain range.

Ozark, AR

Ozark, Arkansas is located along the Arkansas River Valley on the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains.

Jonesboro, AR

The town of Jonesboro is located along Davidson’s Approach, a historic Civil War route, amongst many others in this city.

Carthage, MO

Located right on Route 66 is where you can find the city of Carthage. The architecture of this great city is one of its most prominent features.

Raeford, NC

Tucked away in the sandhills of North Carolina lies the city of Raeford. This small-town friendly city provides a superior quality of life.

Mt. Olive, NC

From historical mansions to comfortable bungalows, to downtown shopping centers and restaurants, this city has a lot to offer.

Garner, NC

Just 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh, is the city of Garner. This city provides an exceptional quality of life from unique amenities to a genuine, hometown authenticity.