• Our Story

    Our Story

    Poultry Leaders supporting the world's top brands.
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OurStory OverviewWith Wayne Farms LLC, you’re in good company.

Wayne Farms LLC is one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., with annual sales exceeding $2.2 billion. With 11 fresh and prepared foods facilities throughout the Southeast, we produce more than 2.6 billion pounds of poultry products each year under the brand names WAYNE FARMS® fresh chicken; PLATINUM HARVEST® premium fresh chicken; DUTCH QUALITY HOUSE® chicken and CHEF’S CRAFT® gourmet chicken.

We take extra measures to deliver a product that our customers can serve with confidence. Our vertically integrated approach allows us to control quality at every step to ensure the best care from the farm to the final product.

Company Profile
  • Headquarters: Oakwood, Ga.
  • Outside Sales Volume: 2.6 billion pounds
  • Employees: Approximately 9,000
  • Sales: $2.2 billion
  • Industry Share: 5.4%
  • Industry Standing: 6th


Our Purpose: Helping Customers Succeed

We partner with the world’s leading brands as a business-to-business company focused on helping our foodservice partners succeed by delivering the best-in-class poultry products. Business leaders who want a high quality poultry-supplier that delivers superior performance put their trust in Wayne Farms. Judge Wayne Farms by the results we deliver.


What We Do

Hand-Deboned Fresh Products

By carefully hand-deboning our fresh chicken products, Wayne Farms LLC is able to ensure consistently superior quality across all our offerings. This manual process allows us to control the cuts of meat and improves the quality of bone removal when compared to mechanical methods. We are a major deboner of boneless breasts and boneless thighs, a significant portion of which is raw material for the prepared foods facilities.

Prepared Foods

Wayne Farms is also a major producer of marinated, breaded, cooked and individually frozen products for a variety of customers under the DUTCH QUALITY HOUSE®, WAYNE FARMS® and CHEF’S CRAFT® labels.


Our Sales Segments

Foodservice: We provide broiler products to every variety of foodservice customer, from white tablecloth restaurants to fast-food outlets, delicatessens and convenience stores.

Consumer Packaged Goods: Our broiler products are a key ingredient for customers who require the best chicken in their prepared meals.

Export: Approximately 6% of Wayne Farms LLC’s production is exported, most in the form of products such as leg quarters, drumsticks, wing tips and paws.

Retail: Our broiler products also appear on retail shelves under the names of some of our customers’ brands.