Butterball, one of America’s most iconic brands, helps people celebrate holidays and every day in between, bringing delicious turkeys to tables around the world. Headquartered in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area and with locations across the country, our business model gives us the opportunity to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices.
Butterball is the best known and most loved brand of turkey in the United States*. For more than 60 years, the company helps people celebrate holidays and every day in between, bringing delicious turkey products to tables around the world.
Butterball is the best known and most loved brand of turkey in the United States.
*source: 2021 Kantar Brand Tracking Wave 5 n=375. Note: How do you feel about each brand?
Learn More About Working at Butterball
Being part of the Butterball team means being part of something bigger, more meaningful. We enable others to share moments that matter with people they love through the products and services we provide. Want to join our team?
Corporate social responsibility guides Butterball’s everyday commitment to four pillars of corporate citizenship—People, Plate, Planet and Philanthropy. Download any of our annual reports to learn more about how Butterball incorporates responsibility into our core business.
At Butterball, we are committed to producing healthy, high-quality turkeys in a responsible way.
Simply, animal care and well-being are central to who we are as a company, and we are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our turkeys. Butterball adheres to high standards of animal care and we're engaged in a stringent, zero-tolerance policy against any form of animal mistreatment.
Butterball follows all animal care guidelines set by American Humane™ and the National Turkey Federation, and continually assesses our policies, procedures, and new and emerging technologies.
Meet Our Advisory Council
Butterball’s Animal Care and Well-Being Advisory Council includes leading specialists in animal husbandry and care.
Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
Dr. Jesse Grimes, North Carolina State University
Dr. Colin Scanes, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Joy Mench, University of California-Davis
Dr. Yvonne Thaxton, University of Arkansas
American Humane Certification
The American Humane Certified program, a program offered by American Humane, is the nation’s first independent, third-party humane certification program for farm animals. Through rigorous inspections and examinations, American Humane provides third-party, independent verification that certified producers’ care and handling of farm animals meet or exceed American Humane’s peer-reviewed, science-based animal welfare standards.
Butterball voluntarily seeks and maintains American Humane Certified™ status through American Humane via regular audits, which are periodically unannounced.
Position on Antibiotics
Our philosophy is simple: To produce the high-quality products you expect from us, it is vital that our turkeys stay healthy. Our commitment to their health and well-being starts at the farm.
All Butterball turkeys are raised hormone- and steroid-free in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements. To maintain the health of our turkeys, we will administer antibiotics only as needed, under licensed veterinarian’s guidance, to ensure they live healthy lives. We are committed to the responsible use of antibiotics. In 2015, we refined our policy on antibiotic use, and eliminated use of any labeled as growth promotants. We intend to further reduce the use of antibiotics in the coming years.
Farm to Family® by Butterball®
The Farm to Family by Butterball brand offers products for those specifically seeking turkey raised without any antibiotics ever. This is just one way we show our commitment to make delicious, nutritious, and affordable food in a responsible way. With the help of farmers, suppliers, veterinarians, and Butterball team members, we’re dedicated to delivering great tasting turkey you’ll love serving your family.