USA: Tyson says farm bill would force it to sell beef and pork assets
Tyson Foods Inc. has voiced its strong opposition to the Senate version of the upcoming farm bill, which would prevent it from owning livestock prior to slaughter. Tyson's corporate strategy with its poultry is to own its birds from hatching right through until delivery to the customer. The group was planning to adopt the same practice with the beef and pork businesses it acquired via its US$4.7bn purchase of South Dakota-based IBP Inc.
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