Packer Concentration Intensifies with Recent California Merger

By Kayla Sargent

Those in the beef and cattle industry have surely heard mention of the “Big Four” by now.  JBS, Tyson, Cargill, and National Beef control 85 percent of the industry.  But more packing plant mergers have lead to at least seven companies of notable size that now control an even greater portion of the industry.


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