KANSAS CITY, Mo. — SuKarne, a multinational processor based in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, continues to grow its business around Latin America and now is making a big push into the US market. It’s one of the reasons why the company is the subject of MEAT+POULTRY’s September cover story.  

Editor Joel Crews traveled to Mexicali, Mexico, a border town near San Diego, to see the operations at one of SuKarne’s beef plants. Crews was struck by the vertically integrated strategy the company has based its expansion on, where feed production, feedlots and processing facilities are combined at the same site. The operations mirror many US plants in terms of processing technology, production volume, food safety interventions and product quality.  

In this episode of the podcast, Crews chats about how SuKarne is striving to become a bigger player in the US retail and foodservice market and how its evolution has prepared it for this next step. He also discusses the investments the company has made in technology and resources to produce products that will appeal to more retailers as part of its mission to put “more steaks on more plates.” Crews talks about SuKarne’s next moves in the US market and plans for MEAT+POULTRY to expand its coverage of the Mexican meat market.

Read the entire September cover story here.