April 25, 2006

Some Cargill beef, hog plants to close Monday for rally

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Meat Solutions, a unit of
Cargill Inc., said five of its U.S. beef plants and two hog
plants will be closed this coming Monday due to the immigration
rallies scheduled for that day.

"We talked with employees and many wanted to participate in
the May 1 activities. Because we share the concerns of many
employees about HR-4437, we felt it was appropriate to change
the schedules," Mark Klein, Cargill spokesman, said in an

HR-4437 is a bill passed by the U.S. House of
Representatives that proposes to erect a fence along much of
the U.S.-Mexico border and declare illegal immigrants felons.