Top 30 U.S. Beef Packers 1999

      
Cattle Buyers Weekly's (CBW) annual ranking of the Top 30 Beef Packers is based on maximum daily slaughter capacity at U.S. plants that currently operate under common ownership and/or management. Plant numbers include slaughter plants only. Unless otherwise stated, sales are company total. ConAgra Beef Companyís sales of $6.7 billion are for ConAgra, Inc.ís total U.S. fresh meat sales. Cattle type refers both to preferred type and slaughter mix between fed and non-fed cattle. Asterisk (*) refers to CBWís own estimate. 

 

Company Name  
Head Office

Capacity  
(head per day)

Plants  

Annual Sales  
(in millions of $)

Kill  
(000 head)

Cattle Type  
(incl. slaughter mix)

1

IBP, inc.  
Dakota City, Neb.

38,800

13

12,849  
(11,696 fresh meats)

10,500*

Choice Fed, Lean Cow  
Fed 93%, Non Fed 7%*

2

ConAgra Beef Company  
Greeley, Colo.

23,000

7

6700  
5600* beef

5950*

High Quality English Cross. Fed 91%, Non Fed 9%

3

Excel Corporation  
Wichita, Kan.

22,500

5

6400  
(beef only)

6400

Choice Fed  
Fed 100%

4

Farmland National Beef Packing  
Kansas City, Mo.

9000

2

2100

2400

Black Angus  
Fed 100%

5

Packerland Packing Company  
Green Bay, Wis.

6100

4

1200

1369

Fed Holstein Steer  
Fed 80%, Non Fed 20%

6

Nebraska Beef, Inc.  
Omaha, Neb.

2500

1

600

650

High Quality English  
Fed 100%

7

Rosenís Diversified, Inc.  
Fairmont, Minn.

1950

3

Confidential

Confidential

Cow, Bull, Fed Holstein  
Fed 30%, Non Fed 70%

8

Greater Omaha Packing Co.  
Omaha, Neb.

1925

1

532

490

Black Angus  
Fed 100%

9

Moyer Packing Company  
Souderton, Penn.

1900

1

561

466

Choice  
Fed 80%, Non Fed 20%

 

Taylor Packing Company  
Wyalusing, Penn.

1900

1

328

439

Dairy, beef cows, fed steers  
Fed 23%, Non Fed 77%

11

American Foods Group  
Green Bay, Wis.

1875

1

510

520

Fed Holstein  
Fed 60%, Non Fed 40%

12

Emmpak Foods, Inc.  
Milwaukee, Wis.

1800

1

500

425

Lean Cow  
Fed 12%, Non Fed 88%

13

 Sam Kane Beef Processors  
Corpus Christi, Texas

1400

1

275

321.3

Crossbred  
Fed 100%

14

L & H Packing Company  
San Antonio, Texas

1200

1

180

185

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

 

Shapiro Packing Company  
Augusta, Ga.

1200

1

Confidential

250

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

16.

Beef Packers, Inc.  
Fresno, Calif.

1100

1

Confidential

250

Cow, Bull, Choice  
Fed 20%, Non Fed 80%

 

Washington Beef, Inc.  
Toppenish, Wash.

1100

1

249

233

Optimal Choice Grade, Cutability, Fed 100%

18

GFI America, Inc.  
Minneapolis, Minn.

1000

1

Confidential

Confidential

Native, Cow and Bull  
Fed 50%, Non Fed 50%

19

Valley Pride Pack, Inc.  
Norwalk, Wis.

950

2

90

180

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

20

Harris Ranch Beef Company  
Selma, Calif.

900

1

176

170

English, Choice  
Fed 100%

21

Caviness Packing Co., Inc.  
Hereford, Texas

750

1

120

201.2

Cow, Bull  
Fed 2%, Non Fed 98%

 

 Lone Star Beef Processors  
San Angelo, Texas

750

1

100

172

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

 

PM Beef Holdings LLC.  
Richmond, Va.

750

1

300

180

Various Genetic Lines  
Fed 100%

 

Shamrock Meats, Inc.  
Vernon, Calif.

750

1

125

172

Choice Fed  
Fed 80%, Non Fed 20%

25

Supreme Beef Processors
Dallas, Texas

720

1

Confidential

Confidential

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

26

Central Valley Meat Company  
Hanford, Calif.

650

1

73

140

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

 

San Angelo Packing Company  
San Angelo, Texas

650

1

60

142.5

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

28

Aurora Packing Company  
North Aurora, Ill.

600

1

Confidential

124

Prime High Choice  
Fed 100%

29

Brown Packing Company  
Gaffney, S.C.

525

1

Confidential

140

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

30

Martinís Abattoir & Wísale Meats
Godwin, N.C.

500

1

65

112

Cow, Bull  
Non Fed 100%

   

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