Major U.S. meat and poultry companies 2021, based on sales
Tyson is one of the biggest players in the global meat processing market. In 2018 it was ranked fourth on a list of the world’s top food brands by brand value. One of the biggest product segments of Tyson Foods is fresh and processed chicken meat. Of all the companies in the U.S. processed chicken market, Tyson generated the highest level of sales.
Meat production in the United States
The United States is one of the top meat producers in the world. In 2019, the volume of U.S. beef and veal production reached about 12.73 million metric tons, more than any other country. The United States also produced the highest volume of broiler meat (chicken) worldwide in that year. Most of the chickens in the United States are raised in Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio.