The cornerstone of our operations is our three beef processing plants, strategically located in the heart of Midwest cattle country. Our Dodge City and Liberal, Kansas, plants are two of the largest, highest-volume facilities in the world.
And our Iowa Premium® plant located in Tama, Iowa, is focused on processing premium, corn-fed, family-farm-raised Black Angus cattle that delivers a reliable supply of highly coveted boxed beef products. These facilities are designed to execute the complex processes required to support the comprehensive product and program needs of the diverse customers of National Beef®.
As our core business segment, we’re investing millions into growing and upgrading our beef processing plants. We’ve recently expanded our ground beef capabilities and implemented new material handling and food safety enhancements. The unique capabilities of these plants fuel our value-added strategy, which includes branded boxed beef and customer private label programs, case-ready products, and hides that we use to create wet blue leather.
National Beef’s further processing operations deliver complete programs to meet the needs of a continually evolving marketplace, including case-ready offerings with unique products, packaging and labeling solutions. Our plants’ capabilities also allow for the processing of pork, case-ready beef and ground beef to meet the diverse needs of customers.
Integrated into our processing is our Biologic® Food Safety System, which includes employee training, a zone system, processing interventions, and control and assessment checks. Our facilities in Liberal and Dodge City, Kansas both contain fully equipped test labs that conduct over 30,000 tests annually.
The Biologic program extends beyond the latest technologies, incorporating our procedures into a fully integrated system that meets or exceeds Global Food Safety Initiative requirements. By setting that higher standard, National Beef ensures cleaner, safer beef.