Our Company

Being a part of your family meal is a tremendous honor and we strive to ensure you have an enjoyable eating experience—every time. For over seven decades, Pilgrim’s has produced healthy, high-quality and affordable chicken products for you and your family.

As one of the United States leading poultry brands, Pilgrim’s is proud to provide products to consumers, foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers across the country. With corporate headquarters in Greeley, Colorado, we have operations in 14 U.S. states, proudly producing Pilgrim’s poultry products.

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Vision

To become the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members.

Our Strategy

Our vision is grounded in four main strategies that guide our day-to-day business efforts and are rooted in our seven core values; Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Sincerity, Discipline and Ownership.

Become a more valued partner with our key customers.
Relentless pursuit of Operational Excellence.
Safe people, safe products, and healthy attitudes.
Unique portfolio of diverse, complementary business models

Our Why

To fully realize our talents, skills and potential to create the best company in the industry and a better future for our team members, our families and our world. We are a company of people, working together to bring your family, and ours, wholesome, high-quality and affordable chicken products.


Pilgrim’s Roots

With humble beginnings dating back to 1946, Pilgrim’s was formed by a partnership between Aubrey Pilgrim and Pat Johns when they purchased a feed store for $3,500 in Pittsburg, Texas. Soon after forming the partnership, Aubrey asked his brother, Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim to join them.

In an effort to diversify their feed business, the trio began selling baby chicks leading to the implementation of a “vertical integration” business model for poultry production, which is used by nearly every major poultry company today. 

Historical photo of the first Pilgrim's store front

From the beginning, innovative growth was a top priority for the Pilgrim brothers and responding to opportunities effectively and investing in capital improvements would be how they would achieve such growth. Over the next seven decades, the Pilgrim family, most notably, Bo, would transition the company into a world leading producer of wholesome, high-quality and affordable poultry products.