Don’t support giant meatpacking companies

The devastating impacts of factory farming on animals, people, and the environment are driven by a small group of powerful agribusiness companies who control the US food supply. The top four beef packing companies control 85% of the market, making it nearly impossible for smaller farms with high animal welfare standards to compete.

Here are the largest meat companies and some of their brands, some of which are vegan. Boycott all their products to help prevent the companies from getting larger.

  • JBS Holdings
    • Slaughter cattle, pigs, and chickens; process animals including lambs into commercial products
    • $38 billion in revenue, 73,000 employees
    • Brands
      • The Green Butcher (plant-based sliced meat)
      • Swift meat products
      • Pilgrim chicken products
      • Country Pride meat products
      • Dozens of other meat brands
  • Tyson Foods
    • Slaughter cattle, pigs, and chickens; process animals into commercial products
    • $38 billion in revenue, 122,000 employees
    • Brands
      • Raised & Rooted brand (plant-based meat)
      • Tyson
      • Jimmy Dean
      • Hillshire Farm
      • Sara Lee
      • Dozens of other meat brands
  • Cargill Meat Solutions
    • Slaughter cattle, pigs, and chickens; process animals into commercial products
    • $20 billion in revenue, 28,000 employees
    • Brands
      • Purina
      • Diamond Salt
      • Top Cargill customers: McDonalds, WalMart, Sysco
  • Smithfield Foods – world’s largest pork processor
    • Slaughter pigs and chickens; process animals into commercial products
    • $15 billion in revenue, 50,000 employees
    • Brands
      • Pure Farms brand (plant-based meatballs and other products)
      • Nathans Famous
      • Amour
      • Farmland
      • Healthy Ones deli meats
  • ConAgra*
    • Slaughter cattle and chickens; process animals into commercial products
    • $11 billion in revenue
    • Brands
      • Gardein (vegan meat alternatives)
      • Earth Balance (vegan butter)
      • Healthy Choice
      • Duncan Hines
      • Armour Star
      • Birds Eye

*ConAgra has integrated five U.S. beef companies ā€” Armour Fresh Meats, E.A. Miller, Monfort, Northern States Beef and Signature Ground Beef ā€” into ConAgra Beef Company