21232(U.S.) Workplace Fatality Spurs Cattle Purchase, "Cull"
- Jan 29, 2014
Meat & Poultry, January 29, 2014
Washington – The US Department of Agriculture has agreed to buy and destroy cattle that may have eaten feed contaminated with human matter following an industrial accident. At least 5,000 feedlot cattle in Wyoming and Montana may be affected.
The accident occurred Jan. 4 at a Lovell, Wyo.-based sugar and molasses manufacturing facility run by the Western Sugar Cooperative. A 28-year-old woman was killed after falling into machinery used to move sugar beets into the processing factory, according to local news reports.
At least 5,000 head of cattle were fed the contaminated beet pulp in Montana, according to news reports.