US meat processor Tyson Foods has said that seven of its ten beef slaughter plants will not operate on Monday because of the tight cattle supply and lower seasonal demand for beef.

Industry analysts estimate the seven plants have a combined daily slaughter capacity of around 27,200 head of cattle, reported Reuters.

The company's West Point, Nebraska beef slaughter plant will be idle throughout next week, while its Norfolk, Nebraska plant, which normally processes beef carcasses from the West Point plant, will operate at reduced hours, Tyson said.

The company said its Denison, Iowa; Joslin, Illinois and Boise, Idaho beef plants will operate on Monday.