Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004

Michael Cockrell – Sanderson Farms Inc (safm)

MICHAEL COCKRELL is Chief Financial Officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Accounting degree in 1979. After practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for one year, he returned to law school and was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1983. He then received a Master's of Law in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1984. After practicing law with Wise Carter Child & Caraway in Jackson, Mississippi, from 1984 to 1993, he succeeded Wyatt Davis at Sanderson Farms as its Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Sanderson Farms in February 1998, and currently serves as a member of the company's Executive Committee. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief picture of Sanderson Farms.

Mr. Cockrell: Sanderson Farms had a very good trailing 12 months '

actually trailing 24 months. We ended our last fiscal year on October