Cargill Meat Solutions, Wichita, Kan., has announced that it is making additional production cuts at its seven U.S. beef plants.

"While we have been operating in reduced mode for some time, current market conditions and lackluster seasonal beef demand are forcing us to further reduce the number of cattle we process weekly," said Bill Rupp, president of Cargill's beef business.

Cargill's U.S. beef plants are located in Plainview and Friona, Texas; Dodge City, Kan.; Schuyler, Neb.; and Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Wyalusing, Pa.

Rupp said that the tight supply of market-ready cattle and the continued closure of the U.S. border to Canadian cattle are making market conditions difficult.

Source: Company Release