Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility citing diminished cattle supply.
Last day for production is early April, 2014.
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Cargill’s High River, Alta., beef harvest facility has slowed to one shift beginning this week to prioritize the health and safety of employees, reducing harvest to about 1,500 head per day.
Missouri lawmakers told a hearing in Jefferson City last week they hope to form a working group to explore the idea of helping secure a beef harvest and processing facility in the state.
Cargill says it closed its Dodge City beef packing and processing facility on Thursday after an explosion injured two employees.
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Dwindling supplies translated into beef processing overcapacity for the region, so the reduction in processing was bound to happen.