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Cargill resumes receiving cattle in Kansas after blast

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2019
Cargill resumed receiving cattle for slaughter at its Dodge City, Kansas, beef plant on Monday after an explosion last week.
America   Cargill plant continued to package beef from carcasses
The explosion, which occurred Oct. 17 in a stand-alone building outside the main facility and injured two workers, prompted the company to suspend some shifts last week and stop receiving livestock.

However, the plant continued to package beef from carcasses it had on hand at the time of the blast.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Friday due in part to fears that the interruption at the plant, which can process up to 6,000 head per day, would cause cattle supplies to back up at feedlots.