We help make moments both big & small more meaningful.
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.
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.
"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."
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."
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."
"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."
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
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