Caviness Beef Packers, Amarillo, Texas, announced plans to expand its Hereford, Texas, beef facility to enable the addition of a second harvest and processing shift.
This expansion will bring 600 additional jobs to the facility, and enable Caviness to process an additional 800 head per day, bringing the total daily capacity to 2,600 head. Construction for this project will begin in October, with completion expected to be in early fall of 2019.
“Caviness is excited to expand its processing capacity at our Hereford plant. This location has been good to us, and we have filled a need through the years. It is where it all started over 55 years ago in 1962, and we have been fortunate to be able to see continued growth,” says Terry Caviness, chief executive officer. “The Texas panhandle is a vibrant cattle region with wonderful folks that have a great work ethic. The cattle numbers from the supply side are favorable, and we are excited to create more packing capacity and demand for cattle in the greater Southwest.”
The mix of additional cattle to be harvested will come from regional ranchers, dairies as well as area feedyards.
“We have good opportunities to further diversify and expand our higher-end beef product offerings,” adds Trevor Caviness, president.
“Companies are only as good as their people, and we are fortunate to have many talented folks on our team. We look forward to bringing people up from within the organization as well as adding new talented team members. We will have many job opportunities coming on the horizon,” says Allen Hare, human resources director.