A solution for disposing of deceased cattle has returned to Missouri cattlemen as reported by BuffaloReflex.com.
Halfway Packing closed in 2008 due to new regulations which made processing dead cattle more complicated and costly and a decrease in the byproducts market. A newly formed company plans to reopen the company on September 28 with many of the old employees, including the manager.
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association president Steve Willard is pleased with the company’s reopening.
“The reopening of Halfway Packing is of great importance to the Missouri Beef Industry. The rendering industry adds more viability to the industry and to the producers who want to remain profitable.”
Alternatives to the Halfway Packing include composting, incinerating or disposing of deceased cattle in a landfill.
Read more about Halfway Packing here.