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Scrutiny given to Tyson’s packing plant fire

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The packing plant fire at Tyson Foods’ huge facility in southwest Kansas, caused the price of fed cattle to plunge, while boxed beef prices moved sharply higher. It is now getting a critical examination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Packers and Stockyards Administration and lots of industry noise by individual operators and organizations.

An overview of what we know now from a livestock economist. (Note: This analysis is a part of a weekly series known as “Cow Calf Corner,” published electronically by Dr. Derrell Peel and Dr. Glenn Selk, of Oklahoma State University.)

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