Illinois plant processes 12,600 hogs per day, representing approximately 3% of U.S. fresh pork supplies. St. Charles, Ill., dry sausage plant also closed.
What's ahead in regard to future profitability for the hog markets, market analyst Dave Bauer explores just that.
Facility adds free, on-site testing of symptomatic team members in coordination with health officials.
Coordinated response sought in handling many COVID-19-instigated supply chain challenges in pork industry.
Dry-mill facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Neb., will be closed for at least next four months.