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Meat processing center in Magic Valley sees increase in business

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Meat processing center in Magic Valley sees increase in business
Meat processing center in Magic Valley sees increase in business
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CENTERS WITH MANYOF THEM HAVING TOSHUT DOWN... BUTWHAT'S BAD NEWSFOR SOME, IS ASILVER LINING FOROTHERS.IDAHO NEWS 6REPORTERSTEPHANIE GARIBAYSHOWS US.((NAT SOUND))TYPICALLY FROMFEBRUARY TO JUNESCARROW MEATSDOES NOT SEE TOOMANY CUSTOMERSBUYING MEATDIRECTLY..BUT THISYEAR THINGS ARE ALITTLE DIFFERENT"ON A TYPICAL WEEKIN MAY 2019, WEWOULD RUN OURKILL FLOORAPPROXIMATELYTHREE DAYS A WEEK,WE WOULDSLAUGHTERAPPROXIMATELY FIVE,SIX SEVEN HEADS ADAY, NOW WE'RERUNNING OUR KILLFLOOR FIVE AND SIXDAYS A WEEK."LARGER MEATPACKING COMPANIESSHUTTING DOWN DUETO COVID-19CONCERNS IS WHATHAS DRIVEN THISMEATSHORTAGE...MAINLYBECAUSE OF THEABUNDANCE OF LIVEANIMALS"SO THERE'S 19,000PIGS A DAY, A FIVEDAY WORK WEEK SONOW YOU HAVE100,000 EXTRA PIGSTHAT ARE NOTGETTING PROCESSEDTHAT'S WHATSUPPLIES THERESTAURANTS ANDTHE GROCERYSTORES.

SO THERE'SA HUGE SUPPLY OFLIVE ANIMALS, BUTWE CAN'T GET THEMPROCESSED FOR THERESTAURANTS ANDTHE GROCERYSTORES, IT'S A BADSITUATION."AND DON TELLSIDAHO NEWS 6ALTHOUGH THIS HASBEEN A BADSITUATION THEY HAVEALSO SEEN SOMEGOOD COME FROM ITBY BEING ABLE TOEMPLOY MOREPEOPLE"IT'S BEENWONDERFUL ON OURSIDE BECAUSE WE'RENOT CUTTING HOURS,WE'RE ADDINGHOURS AND HELPINGEVERYWHERE WEPOSSIBLY CAN.

I FEELBAD FOR THERESTAURANT TOURSAND THE BUSINESSESAND THE SALONSAND EVERYBODYTHAT COULD NOTRUN, IT'S TERRIBLE,HORRIBLE.

MY HEARTGOES OUT TO THEM."DON SAYS HEEXPECTS TO SEEBUSINESS INCREASEIN THE COMINGMONTHS...IN TWINFALLS IM STEPHANIEGARIBAY IDAHONEWS 6




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