Foster Farms, Livingston, Calif., may be putting a $40 million bid for Pilgrim's Pride Corp.'spoultry operation in Farmersville, La. Pilgrim's, Pittsburg, Texas, had recently named the operation as one of several to be shut down in a cost saving moves. State government and local officials confirmed the bid, which reportedly has the state picking up half the expense. . . .The Associated Pressreported thatNorthern BeefPackers, Aberdeen, S.D., is on track by this August or September to finish building a $40 million beef processing plant south of town. The operation is designed to process up to 1,500 head of cattle per day and eventually employ 500 to 550 people.
Eye on Operations: Foster Farms, Northern Beef in the news
March 11, 2009