Livestock Markets Jolted by Tyson Beef Plant Fire

August 21, 2019 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

A fire at a major U.S. beef processing plant earlier this month is upending American livestock markets, slamming cattle prices while benefiting meatpacking companies.

Tyson Bets on Robots to Tackle Meat Industry’s Worker Shortage

August 9, 2019 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

The U.S. meat giant is betting that automation and robotics can alleviate a worker shortage that has long hampered the industry. The company has built the 26,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center near its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas.

Tyson Sues Federal Agency For $ 2.4M Over Hog Inspections

May 22, 2019 Associated Press

Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa.

Tyson Sells Stake in Plant-Based Meat Maker Beyond Meat

April 25, 2019 Reuters

Tyson Foods Inc said on Wednesday it had sold its 6.5 percent stake in vegan burger maker Beyond Meat, as the no. 1 U.S. meat processor looks to develop its own line of alternative protein products.

Walmart Creates an Angus Beef Supply Chain, Bypassing Tyson

April 24, 2019 Bloomberg

The nation’s biggest grocer has partnered with a Texas cattle rancher and other industry-related businesses to provide a steady supply of no-hormone-added Angus beef to 500 of its U.S. stores beginning later this year.