Meat&Poultry - August 2013 - (Page 48)

/26 /29 8/1 D uring the past 30 years, the US that processes an average of 84,000 turkey-processing industry has birds per day. evolved from a holiday-oriented busi- Manufacturing approximately 400 ness focused on whole-bird produc- million lbs. of products per year, the tion to an integrated industry with a complex has everything in place to diversified product line. As a result, ensure continuing success: seasoned US turkey consumption has more than management and experienced plant doubled since 1970 – totaling 16.1 lbs. employees; a steady supply of consis- per person in 2011, according to Na- tently sized, top-quality birds; and the tional Turkey Federation statistics. use of progressive harvesting and pro- One processing facility benefitting from this ongoing increase in turkey cessing technology to optimize yield and efficiency. consumption in the US is Cargill Val- tenure at this complex,” says Randy ton, Va., turkey complex – one of the Batson, general manager and 26-year largest such complexes in the world 48 “I am fortunate we have a lot of ue Added Meats-Retail’s massive Day- Cargill veteran. “My plant manager, • Meat&Poultry • August 2013 • 048_MP_Aug13_Cargill.indd 48 8/14/2013 10:49:37 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - August 2013

Meat&Poultry - August 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Beyond foodies
Business Notes - Boyle to step down from AMI leadership
Cobb-Vantress strengthens position in China
Pilgrim’s Pride earnings surge in Q2
Arson suspected in Valley Meat Co. fire
Northern Beef Packers lays off workers
New issues arise around Smithfield/Shuanghui deal
Washington - Horse slaughter storm rages on
Legends of Deli
Deli Report
Gluten-free Growth
Deli packaging dynamics
Competitive edge
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - Wild about turkey!
Cargill turkey operations gets new president
Tricks of the trade
Sanitation Tips - Equipment selection
Listeria alert
Small Business Matters - On a mission
Show Preview - Packing 'em in
From the Corral - Relieving painful practices
Product Showcase
Names in the News
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - August 2013