Black Kassel - Snack like Royalty
Venus Wafers - The Original Mariner Biscut Company - Made simple - Made right
Tyson Food Responds to Growing Poultry Demand With New Facility

Tyson Food Responds to Growing Poultry Demand With New Facility

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Tyson Foods, Inc. plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas.

The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, which it said will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens, according to a press release.

Tom Hayes, President and CEO, Tyson Foods

“We believe this new operation, which will incorporate the latest production technology, will enable us to meet the sustained growth in consumer demand for fresh chicken” said Tom Hayes, President and CEO.

The operation is currently scheduled to begin production in mid-2019.  

The poultry plant will be capable of processing 1.25 million birds per week, increasing Tyson Foods’ overall production capacity, and will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide.

With the economic benefits and added jobs coming out of the facility, Governor Sam Brownback said, “Growing Kansas means we must grow the food and agriculture sector which accounts for nearly 45 percent of the state’s economy. This is a step in the right direction to further diversify and grow our state’s economy.”

Tyson Food facility

The Governor also emphasized the importance of local-level support for economic development. “Kansas is known throughout the world for our commitment to animal agriculture and for our communities, which offer an exceptional place for companies of this quality to find a talented workforce in a business-friendly environment.”

Tyson Foods anticipates purchasing about 300 acres of property south of Tonganoxie. Farmers and ranchers who have interest in raising chickens for the new poultry complex are encouraged to go to for more information.

Tyson Foods

Black Kassel - Snack like RoyaltyVenus Wafers - The Original Mariner Biscut Company - Made simple - Made right

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story

Tyson Foods, Inc., founded in 1935, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork, and prepared foods.

Caldic Appoints New Director Digital Transformation

The full-service distributor is further optimizing digital processes to enhance its business performance.
View Press Release

Polymer Logistics North America Leadership Announcement

Fred Heptinstall will step down as CEO Polymer Logistics North America, effective December 31 of this year.
View Press Release

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Launches Holiday Butter Promotion

The campaign is taking a targeted approach for digital and social media buys and focusing on Wisconsin residents.
View Press Release