Via News Release
“Three quarters of a ton. That’s the size of the average bovine moving through Cargill’s beef plant in Schuyler, Nebraska. Multiply that by 5,000— approximately how many head of cattle the facility processes on a daily basis—and you begin to understand the scale of the potential safety risks that are inherent to working alongside these hefty mammals.
“These are very large animals that we deal with,” said Sammy Renteria, general manager at the plant. “And it’s something that causes concern because there is no way of knowing what the animal is going to do.”