Kansa packing plant fire
How Big is the Plant and What's Going on There? According to CattleFax, the Holcomb facility had a daily capacity of approximately 6,000 head, and accounted for about 6% of U.S. slaughter capacity, a not insignificant share for a single plant. Prior to the fire, Tyson held the nation's largest market share of beef processing capacity at 29%, followed by JBS, Cargill and National at 23%, 22% and 12%, respectively. While the plant is out of commission, Tyson's share could have dropped to 23%, however, due to reshuffling fed cattle to other facilities, Tyson will be able to keep the fire's impact to its overall volume somewhat muted.