Ownership Submission
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Carper Howell P
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP Strategy and New Ventures
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Class A Common Stock 3,840
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Class A Common Stock 126,385 (1)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Options (Right to Buy) 11/14/2010(2) 11/14/2018 Class A Common Stock 8,000 $ 4.9 D  
Non-Qualified Stock Options (Right to Buy) 11/29/2011(3) 11/29/2020 Class A Common Stock 13,333 $ 16.19 D  
Non-Qualified Stock Options (Right to Buy) 11/28/2012(3) 11/28/2021 Class A Common Stock 26,666 $ 19.63 D  
Non-Qualified Stock Options (Right to Buy) 11/26/2013(3) 11/26/2022 Class A Common Stock 36,300 $ 19.36 D  
Performance Shares   (4)   (4) Class A Common Stock 23,347 $ (4) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Carper Howell P
      EVP Strategy and New Ventures  


Howell P. Carper 11/20/2013
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Includes 7,393 shares of restricted Class A Common Stock awarded pursuant to the Tyson Foods, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Plan scheduled to vest on November 26, 2015.
(2) These options are vested.
(3) The stock options vest at 33 1/3% on the first anniversary date of the grant and 33 1/3% for each of the following two years.
(4) Award of performance Class A Common Stock on November 26, 2012 which vests on the fourth business day following the filing of the Issuer's Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2015 fiscal year if the performance metrics described in the applicable Stock Incentive Agreement (the "Incentive Agreement") are achieved. The performance metrics are (1) achievement of a three year (fiscal 2013-2015) cumulative EBIT target as set forth in the Incentive Agreement and (2) a comparison of the market price of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock to a peer group of publicly traded companies selected by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Issuer over a three year (fiscal 2013-2015) period, as more particularly described in the Incentive Agreement. If neither of the performance metrics is achieved, the award expires.

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