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Beef packer perspective on today’s industry

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzChandler Keyes, Governmental Affairs for JBS, presented a speech titled "A Beef Packer's Perspective" at the SDCA Convention Dec. 2. In the speech, he said that the packing industry is often unfairly portrayed in the industry

The beef industry chain is a diverse mix that spans from the rugged cowboy at a cow/calf operation, to the stocker and feeder, to the processing plant, to the grocery store and, finally, to the consumer’s dinner plate. Although expanded and improved through the years with advanced technology and higher standards, the process that produces a sizzling hot steak is still the same today as it was 200 years ago, and it’s a well-oiled chain that’s not likely to get integrated.

This was one of the observations made by Chandler Keyes, Governmental Affairs for JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker with $16.5 billion in sales just in the United States. Keyes presented a speech titled, “A Beef Packer’s Perspective,” at the 61st Annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Sioux Falls, SD on Dec. 2, 2009.

The beef industry chain is a diverse mix that spans from the rugged cowboy at a cow/calf operation, to the stocker and feeder, to the processing plant, to the grocery store and, finally, to the consumer’s dinner plate. Although expanded and improved through the years with advanced technology and higher standards, the process that produces a sizzling hot steak is still the same today as it was 200 years ago, and it’s a well-oiled chain that’s not likely to get integrated.

This was one of the observations made by Chandler Keyes, Governmental Affairs for JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker with $16.5 billion in sales just in the United States. Keyes presented a speech titled, “A Beef Packer’s Perspective,” at the 61st Annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Sioux Falls, SD on Dec. 2, 2009.

The beef industry chain is a diverse mix that spans from the rugged cowboy at a cow/calf operation, to the stocker and feeder, to the processing plant, to the grocery store and, finally, to the consumer’s dinner plate. Although expanded and improved through the years with advanced technology and higher standards, the process that produces a sizzling hot steak is still the same today as it was 200 years ago, and it’s a well-oiled chain that’s not likely to get integrated.

This was one of the observations made by Chandler Keyes, Governmental Affairs for JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker with $16.5 billion in sales just in the United States. Keyes presented a speech titled, “A Beef Packer’s Perspective,” at the 61st Annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Sioux Falls, SD on Dec. 2, 2009.