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These are the people who make processing plants tick
Nouvel: Gold Kist Inc. has 11 fresh processing plants that process approximately 14 million chickens per week.
Kailasapillai: Production is split between liquids and meat operations. The liquids operation averages 250,000 cases (5,000,000 pounds) per week. Meat production averages 75,000 cases (3,000,000 pounds) per week.
Kalscheur: National Beef processes approximately 6,000 head per day, slaughter and fabrication, of fed cattle.
Lisso: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is the second-largest producer of chicken products in the U.S., with sales of more than $5.6 billion in fiscal 2005. The company currently owns 23 chicken processing plants in the U.S. and three in Mexico, nine chicken prepared-foods plants, one turkey-processing plant, and one turkey further-processing plant.
Bradstreet: Two beef plants with 5,000-plus head per day capacity, one beef plant with 6,000-plus head per day capacity and one pork plant with 8,000-plus head per day capacity.