Cargill's For Morgan operation
- September 15, 2010 - 5:46 AM
CARGILL'S FORT MORGAN OPERATION
• Truckloads of live cattle arriving each day: 130 to 140
• Range of cattle processed: Within 150 miles of plant.
• Cattle slaughtered daily: 4,500
• Little gets wasted: Blood cells are turned into animal feed; fat goes out as edible and inedible tallow; hides become leather, including for Italian shoes and BMW interiors.
• Employees: 2,000 from 20 different countries.
• Pay of Teamster-represented workers: $12.70 base rate; $15.70 for more highly skilled or more physically difficult jobs.
CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS
The company's North American beef, pork and poultry business
• Revenue: $15 billion, about 14 percent of Cargill's total.
• Plants that process cattle from feedlots: Seven, including Fort Morgan
• Plants that process "culled" cows (past prime dairy cows and breeding stock): Three
• Plants that make ground beef patties from cattle slaughtered elsewhere: Five
• Rank among world's ground beef producers: First, with 1.5 billion pounds annually.
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