Beef processors slowing
by Bob Meyer
JBS-Swift says it is scaling back cattle slaughter amid challenging market conditions. The company is reducing hours at plants in Grand Island, Nebraska, Greeley, Colorado and Hyrum, Utah. The Dumas, Texas plant was dark on Wednesday. A spokesman says the company will run reduced hours at all plants next week and run three to three-and-a-half days a week over the Holidays. They will reassess the situation in January.