Sanderson Farms Purchases Land In Nash County

The company that sparked outcry from some citizens in Nash County has purchased land there, but that doesn't mean operations at the location are a done deal.

Sanderson Farms Chief Financial Officer Mick Cockrell says his company has purchased 26 acres of land at the intersection of Highways 97 and 58.

The company is considering building a poultry hatchery on the land.

Cockrell says the company is looking for a site for its second plant, but they have not determined a location.

He says if its not put in Nash County, then they will probably not put the hatchery on the newly purchased land.


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  • by Jeroy Location: NC on Dec 23, 2011 at 08:55 PM
    Sanderson Farms check out their stock price!
  • by devalued property Location: Eastern NC on Dec 21, 2011 at 09:07 PM
    Look out residents of Nash County if Sanderson sites a plant there. Currently the family home in which I reside and has been in my family for more than 75 years on the family farm is devalued because of a Sanderson Poultry farm that was placed on a sliver of land more than 1/2 mile away. A constant odor persits and when I met with Sanderson executives was told I should not be smelling it and they wanted to be "good neighbors". That was in August and the odor still persists. They are not good neighbors but only offer lip service and no resolutions then when pushed for answers avoid communications. They targeted NC for plants because of our lacking regulations for poultry farms - swine farms are far more regulated. So, Nash county residents, keep you eyes posted and fight any proposed plants and farms - they'll ruin yoru home and its value and only offer empty lip service in return. Additionally, a google search of Sanderson Farms will return some interesting information and grievances not only from residents but also their own contract growers - it is all on the internet!
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      by Chicken on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:41 AM in reply to devalued property
      That is the most rediculous thing i have heard. Your property value has not dropped because there is farm within 1/2 mile from you. You do no smell odor. You just want something to fuss about. I have live in ENC my whole life and have been around the chicken industry for 10 years. The Sanderson contract growers that are upset are the growers that are not doing what they are suppose to do in the fist place. ie. animal welfare, growing program. Sanderson is very strict on all that they do or they would be as big as they are. Get a life and eat more chicken
  • by chicken Location: kinston on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    Hope they dont get another JB to run it or it will start to fail like Kinston Proc. Oh they paint pictures and then turn there back on you. WE ALL HAVE CHOICES!!!
  • by nash co on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:34 PM
    hope it goes over I need a job
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      by jobs on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:25 PM in reply to nash co
      yes there are a lot of us that need jobs,but the people at the country club don't want them in hash co, they have jobs,in wake co. so they don't need jobs in nash co, maybe the tv reporters can report on that...
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        by jobs on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:41 AM in reply to jobs
        get off the internet and go get a job! there are plenty of jobs....do you have a car to drive to southern Nash county?
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