Tyson Cuts Beef Production

US - Tyson Foods Inc. says it is trimming hours at some of its beef plants this week because of lower availability of slaughter cattle and lower demand.
calendar icon 10 January 2007
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Tyson says five of its eight U-S beef plants are operating only 32 hours this week. Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson says the cuts are common when there is less cattle available for slaughter or when demand is low.

Mickelson says snow storms in the west affected cattle supply and that demand is down in the post-holiday period.

In October, Tyson reduced production by 12-thousand head of cattle per week because, cutting production from 40 to 35 hours per week in its U-S plants.

Source: KATV Channel 7
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