Agriculture

The Chicken and the Egg: Insight into the Poultry Industry

Ben Thompson

An expert in poultry, Ben Thompson discusses why poultry industry earnings are at record levels and the biggest issue facing the poultry cycle today. He also discusses the value of learning from a network of both mentors and competitors within his industry.

Ben Thompson is a retired senior executive in the food supply industry with specific expertise in the poultry production space. Until recently, Thompson served as President of Aviagen, one of the world’s leading poultry breeding companies, where he was responsible for all North American operations. Previously, he was Sales Manager of the Poultry Business Unit and Director of Marketing for Animal Health at Bayer. Before working at Bayer, Thompson was Director of Operations at Perdue Farms, where he managed half of the company’s production, processing operations, and overall performance. Thompson is a GLG Council Member.