Feeders want Brawley beef packer to stay open

The Imperial Valley Cattle Feeders group wants National Beef Packing Company to keep its Brawley, Calif. processing facility open. Facility scheduled to close April 4.    

The Imperial Valley Cattle Feeders (IVCF) group is working with the National Beef Packing Company to prevent the April 4 closing of its Brawley, Calif. processing facility.

The local feeders group has offered more than $9 million in additional cattle price discounts for 2014 and 2015. The discount was in addition to the $15 million of discounts previously given to National Beef on Jan. 1, 2013.

Annual discounts beyond $24 million would put local feeders at a disadvantage when

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