Cargill purchases turkey processor, but closes two plants
Cargill Value Added Meats, a division of Cargill Meat
Solutions, has announced that it has acquired certain assets of Willow Brook
Foods turkey processor.
The transaction includes Willow Brook's operations in Springfield, Mo., and
Albert Lea, Minn. The Minnesota asset is a cooked meat operation known as
Schweigert Foods. Also as part of the deal, Cargill Value Added Meats will
acquire Willow Brook's brands.
"High feed and energy related costs have made it difficult for Willow Brook
to continue operating," said, president of the Springfield, Mo.-based company
Additionally, Cargill will close two Willow Brook facilities in
Springfield. The production from the two facilities will move to Cargill plants
in California, Missouri and Springdale, Ark., over the next four to six
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