NEWS
Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jan 31, 2014 01:04 PM CST

Several months ago in this space, I compared excess slaughter capacity in the beef industry to a dangerous game of musical chairs. Given the announcement just made by National Beef, it would appear that the frantic music continues to intensify as another chair gets pulled from the ring.

National Beef Packing Company plans to close its processing facility located in Brawley, Calif. The last day of production is expected to be April 4, 2014. Approximately 1,300 employees working at the facility will be impacted by this closure.

The Brawley plant currently kills close to 2,000 cattle per day, a practical ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
China Culled 20% of Hog Herd
Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chicken in US
House Votes to Repeal COOL
Congress Considers COOL Repeal
Flu Hits 3rd Post Chicken Flock in Neb.
Bird Flu Decimates Egg Supply
Canada Ready to Hit U.S. With Tariffs
Bird Flu Could Cost MN, IA $1 Billion
Egg, Turkey Meat Prices Rise