2018 Key Facts and Figures


of our Australian, U.S., Canadian and European facilities passed Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food safety audits


of our food products adhere to Federal labeling requirements


countries on six continents are served by JBS USA

For the past decade, JBS USA has produced safe, nutritious, healthy, high-quality meat and poultry products that are enjoyed by consumers around the globe. As a leading processor of meat and poultry in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe, JBS USA processes more than 9.6 million head of cattle, 25.4 million hogs, 2.2 billion chickens and 3.0 million small stock, supplying more than 30 billion pounds of meat and poultry products annually to consumers worldwide. The company’s primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants, as well as through the export of our products to customers all around the globe.

JBS USA’s commitment to excellence begins with exceptional quality control standards that are embedded throughout our operations. Our production facilities feature food safety and production technologies that allow us to offer our customers and consumers the highest quality products possible. We are proud to provide our customers and consumers with choices that meet their nutritional needs and ethical expectations. From traditional to antibiotic-free (also referred to as no antibiotics ever [NAE]), no added hormones, grass fed, open pen and organic to customized consumer-ready prepared foods, we employ the same high standards of excellence to guarantee a safe and quality eating experience.

We continue to invest in and focus on innovation, motivated by consumer insights and market research and have successfully increased the diversity of our product offerings. Our product portfolio is closely aligned with consumer trends and needs, and we continue to inspire new products and packaging solutions, while maintaining the high-quality standards that our consumers have come to expect and enjoy from JBS USA.

Our 2018 Stories

Learn more about how we’re making food safety, quality and transparency a priority for our customers and consumers.

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Experience Nature’s Goodness

Grass Run Farms

In the U.S., we have created an educational program focused on grass fed production. “Experience Nature’s Goodness” is an annual event to give our customers the opportunity for a farm-to-fork experience. The experience provides a deep-dive into domestic and imported grass fed beef production, consumer demand, a full carcass cutting and new product demonstration by…

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Just BARE®


In 2018, Just BARE®, a Pilgrim’s brand committed to providing good food for more people, launched an innovative, 3-D experience to help consumers better understand the versatility of rotisserie chicken. Accessible on Just BARE packaging, the initiative takes a new twist on instructional cooking videos by including Augmented Reality (AR) technology that allows consumers to…

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Connecting with Customers

JBS USA Beef and Pork

In the U.S., we have created and implemented two customer education programs, “Beef University” and “Pork University,” to strengthen our customer partnerships and foster ongoing understanding of the beef and pork industries. During our three-day Beef University, our customers first gain valuable industry insights at Colorado State University, where they experience hands-on activities and taste…

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Guest Chefs Visit Great Southern Farms

JBS Australia

In 2018, 11 guest chefs visited the Great Southern farms in Victoria, where they were able to learn about the origins of the cattle and lambs in the Great Southern program and meet the farmers who supply livestock to the JBS Australia branded programs. Additionally, the group visited the JBS Australia Brooklyn beef and small…

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