“This partnership is an opportunity to combine Caviness Beef’s leadership in the meat packing industry with Simplot’s long-standing status as a leader in agriculture,” said Terry Caviness, CEO of Caviness Beef, Hereford, Texas. “Together we will help fill a void in the west by providing ranchers and dairy farmers with a state-of-the-art beef-processing plant.”
The facility will also process hides and conduct rendering operations as well as cater to producers of “niche-fed” cattle. According to a press release, the plant is an overdue solution to addressing the needs of producers challenged by the location of processing facilities that previously required transporting livestock hundreds of miles to access them. There are reportedly more than 1.2 million dairy and beef cows in the region.
|Tom Basabe, president of Simplot Land and Livestock|
“We haven’t just created jobs here, we’ve built long-term careers with skills training and advancement opportunities that are going to boost the local economy,” said Tom Basabe, President of Simplot Land and Livestock, Boise, Idaho. “People are excited to work at one of the best, newest facilities in the industry.”