Perdue, a family-owned business, is one of the leading poultry companies in the United States. Its staff includes more than 20,000 associates and over 7,500 farm families. The company offers a full range of products for home and commercial kitchens. Perdue s clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, national restaurant chains, and grocery, club and warehouse stores. It also sells edible oils, lecithin and other ingredients to major food manufacturers. The company provides grains, seed oils, and further processed grain and oilseed products for agricultural uses. Perdue s wholly owned subsidiary, Venture Milling, creates custom-blended proteins for livestock, including PROVAAL for the dairy industry. In addition, the company has a joint venture, Perdue AgriRecycle, which converts surplus poultry litter into organic pelleted and granular fertilizer products for agricultural and horticultural customers. Located in Lewiston Woodville, N.C., Perdue is certified by the Department of Agriculture as a direct exporter of agricultural commodities.