Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today announced that management will host an investor conference to be held October 19-20, 2011, at The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The investor presentation and Q&A session will be led by Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, with additional comments from industry experts and the Company’s management team. The presentation will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, October 20, 2011, and will be available to investors via a live audio webcast. The Company will also host a dinner for conference participants on Wednesday night, October 19, 2011. A link to the broadcast will be posted on the investor relations section of the Company’s website, www.sandersonfarms.com, and a replay will be available for 30 days.

Further details about the conference schedule and agenda may be found at the investor relations section of the Company’s website, www.sandersonfarms.com.

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Its shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.

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