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Here you'll find Perdue's official Position Statements on a number of topics. Check back for responses to hot topics in the news.

Perdue statement on slower growing chickens
As part of our Animal Care Commitment, we are investigating the implications of breeding and growth rate in both breeders, the flocks that provide eggs to our hatcheries, and in broilers.

Perdue Farms Statement on eliminating the use of plastic nasal implants in breeder males
We are eliminating the practice of inserting nasal implants into the nostrils of male chickens in our breeder flocks

Perdue answers questions from Cecil County, Md.
We know the residents of Cecil County, Md., have concerns about poultry houses coming to local farms, and we hope the following answers some of those questions.

Perdue Position Statement On Animal Care and Welfare
We know people expect that animals produced for food are raised in a healthy manner and treated with respect at every stage. We also know they expect more from Perdue.


Jim Perdue

Like his father, Frank, Jim Perdue grew up in the family business, but didn't decide to make it his business right away. He thought at first of becoming a marine biologist. In fact, he earned his Ph.D. in fisheries. But in 1983, he accepted his dad's invitation to return to the family business, joining the company as an entry-level management trainee. After working many different management jobs in just about every area of the company, and earning his master's degree in business along the way, Jim became chairman in 1991 and also took over as advertising spokesperson.

Jim has guided the company through continued growth and change while holding fast to the values inherited from his grandfather and father.

"I'm proud of our company's heritage and proud to be carrying on our commitment to quality," said Jim. "I'm proud of everyone in the Perdue organization – our associates and our farm-family partners. Together, we're building upon our foundation of quality."

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