October 22, 2019

Cargill's Kansas, US beef plant back to normal operation following explosion incident


Cargill has get back to receiving cattle for slaughter at its beef facility in Dodge City, Kansas, the United States, on October 21 after operations were disrupted by an explosion last week, a spokesman said.


The October 17 incident occurred in a stand-alone building outside the main facility and injured two workers. This led to the suspension of some work shifts and the company ceased the receiving of livestock. 


The plant continued to package beef from carcasses it had on hand at the time of the blast.


Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on October 18 due in part to fears that the interruption at the plant, which can process up to 6,000 head per day, would cause cattle supplies to back up at feedlots.


- Reuters