DODGE CITY, KAN. — Cargill Inc. confirmed that a portion of the roof of its central beef plant in Dodge City, Kan., collapsed last weekend after more than four inches of rain in a short span.

A company spokesperson said that no one was injured, and the beef processed in coolers and the distribution center was not damaged. Cargill will ship to its customers this week. 

The company also confirmed that it resumed operations on the fabrication floor on July 2 after closing the day before. The harvest floor is expected to reopen on July 5.

“We are leveraging the broad footprint of our supply chain to minimize disruptions to customers and producers,” the spokesperson said.

The Cargill beef facility is 900,000 square feet and employs more than 2,600 workers. 

In 2023, MEAT+POULTRY wrote a feature story about the plant and how it is Cargill’s Facility of the Future.