Tyson Foods is expanding the reach of its beef operations overseas after investing in the construction of a new beef processing plant in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by geographic area and has an established beef industry which serves the domestic population with exports to the region.
Once constructed, the processing plant will have an anticipated harvest capacity of 2,000 head per day.
The plant is part of an agreement reached between Tyson Foods’ beef and pork subsidiary with the Republic of Kazakhstan and private holding company Kusto Group – which as an existing beef-focussed subsidiary in the country.
The agreement is part of a broader initiative by the Kazakhstan government to expand and modernize agriculture, beginning with meat production.
Askar Mamin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said the agreement will help the country “jump-start” the transformation of its agro-protein capabilities and “help us create an ecosystem that will increase our beef herd size and establish conditions to support thousands of new high-quality jobs in the country”.