In this MEAT+POULTRY Podcast, Features Editor Bob Sims provides some insight from his plant tour of Prestage Foods of Iowa.
The 700,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility in Eagle Grove, Iowa, mixes new, automated hog processing practices, while also emphasizing employee satisfaction.
Sims discusses some of the features that stood out to him during the visit, including the layout of the plant, the automated technology, the employee benefits and the diversity of management at the location.
Sims also discusses what the future of hog processing looks like according to the company and how stakeholders plan to build from the early success of the operation.
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