TARGAN and Wayne-Sanderson Farms Announce Pioneering Commercial Collaboration
Raleigh, NC and Oakwood, GA — August 15, 2023 — Today, TARGAN, Inc. (TARGAN) and Wayne-Sanderson Farms announced a multi-year agreement for the integration of TARGAN poultry systems in various Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ broiler hatcheries across the United States.
“We are pleased to have Wayne-Sanderson Farms, a well-respected company with a long history and exceptional expertise in the poultry industry, as our first commercial collaboration,” said Ramin Karimpour, founder and CEO at TARGAN. “We have built a company with notable strengths in both engineering and biology, and we are confident our technology will enhance operations and positively impact the poultry industry for years to come.”
TARGAN Poultry Systems utilize artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-speed vision systems to create efficiencies for protein producers and optimize hatchery processes while also enhancing global food sustainability and animal welfare. The first units from TARGAN are scheduled to be installed in Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ hatcheries during the third quarter of 2023.
“Wayne-Sanderson Farms is excited to team up with TARGAN on innovative technologies in our hatcheries. As we evaluated important advancements to incorporate into our company, TARGAN rose to the top of the list. This collaboration will strengthen our system from Live Production through Processing,” said Kevin McDaniel, Sr. Vice President and General Manager Fresh Operations, Wayne-Sanderson Farms.
“At TARGAN, we are proud to help companies like Wayne-Sanderson Farms feed the world,” continued Karimpour. “Our goal — across all our technologies — is to build a more sustainable global food supply. We’re excited to take this important first step on that journey.”
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, TARGAN is a biotechnology systems company poised to transform animal protein production industries worldwide by bringing affordable, individualized care technologies to the market. World meat consumption is expected to double by 2050. The world’s growing population, along with the popularity of animal protein, is responsible for the growth in meat consumption. The industry continues to evolve to meet market expectations, including the trend towards antibiotic-free production. Producers are seeking novel solutions to improve health standards and vaccination procedures while allowing for a similar level of productivity in the absence of antibiotics and other chemicals. TARGAN is bringing advanced technology solutions to the poultry, aquaculture and swine industries to address this demand. For more information, visit TARGAN.com.
About Wayne-Sanderson Farms
Wayne-Sanderson Farms is an industry leader and the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, serving customers, consumers and communities with integrity, leadership and responsible farm, workplace and business practices. With a diverse portfolio of products, a strong operating culture and an industry-leading workforce of more than 26,000 people, Wayne-Sanderson Farms owns and operates 23 fresh and further-processing facilities across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. Wayne-Sanderson Farms produces affordable, high-quality poultry products for retail, foodservice, restaurant, industrial and institutional segments under the brand names of WAYNE FARMS® fresh and prepared chicken; SANDERSON FARMS® fresh chicken; COVINGTON FARMS® fresh and frozen chicken; PLATINUM HARVEST® premium fresh chicken; CHEF’S CRAFT® gourmet chicken; and NAKED TRUTH® premium chicken. For more information, visit our website at http://www.waynesandersonfarms.com
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