Meat and Poultry Industry News

JBS opens cattle-buying station in Pennsylvania

JBS USA has opened a 12,000 square-foot buying station in Denver, Pa. According to, the company is leasing space where Goods Livestock buys hogs and operates a livestock truck wash.

"This opens up the door to smaller and medium-size operations to work directly with the plant," said Curtis McFadden, the main buyer for JBS.

Previously, working directly with the packer was an option only for larger farms that could send the packer a full semitrailer load of cattle at a time. Most farms in Lancaster County have an average herd size of 60 to 75 animals, and many dairy farms produce only a few slaughter cattle at a time.

McFadden said he believes the facility is one of the first packer-run buying stations in the region, though JBS has opened other buying stations near its processors in the Midwest.

The buying station will take finished Holstein and beef steers, bulls and cull cows. The cattle will then be sent to the JBS slaughterhouse in Sauderton, Pa.

Source: Lancaster Online

Recent Articles by Industry News

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries


Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

More Podcasts

National Provisioner


February 2015

The February 2015 issue of NP features cover story: Power Surge, a look at J Bar B Foods.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Independent Processor


February 2015

The February issue of IP features cover story: The great speckled bird. 

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Provisioner Store

The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

More Products


A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.


Facebook icon Twitter icon  YouTube iconLinkedIn icon google +


Provisioner Prime is a twice weekly electronic newsletter created by the editors of The National Provisioner. Provisioner Prime appears in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday with a recap of the week's top news and trends. Provisioner Prime also offers you exclusive access to industry analysis, blogs, events, podcasts, videos, webinars and The National Provisioner feature articles. 

Sign up for Provisioner Prime HERE.