Donation to Kansas Livestock Association will help family and independent cattle producers affected by recent wildfires
Dakota Dunes, S.D. – December 22, 2021 – Tyson Foods is donating $100,000 to help support cattle farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in north central Kansas. Many family and independent farmers lost their homes, barns, and livestock.
“Our partnership with family and independent cattle producers is important to us, and we want to do our part to help those whose lives have been affected by the devastating wildfires,” said Shane Miller, group president, Fresh Meats for Tyson Foods. “We’re grateful for the longstanding relationships we have with our Kansas independent cattle suppliers and stand beside them during this difficult time.”
The company’s donation will be made through the Kansas Livestock Association.
Tyson Foods employs more than 5,800 team members in seven locations in the state of Kansas, and partners with more than 300 independent cattle producers in the state to purchase approximately $2 billion of cattle every year.
“This significant donation from Tyson is greatly appreciated,” said KLA Chief Executive Officer, Matt Teagarden. “Their support, along with that of other generous donors from across the country, will go a long way in helping Kansas livestock producers impacted by the fires and severe weather rebuild.”
KLA and the Kansas Livestock Foundation are accepting donations to support farmers and ranchers impacted by the fire. The Foundation is working to identify a committee of livestock producers who will assess needs and oversee distribution of funds raised.
Last week’s fires burned an estimated 400,000 acres across four counties, a region that is home to several cattle suppliers for Tyson Foods. Tyson’s operations have not been impacted by the fires.
For more information, visit KLA Donations.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had 137,000 team members as of October 2, 2021. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities, and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Livestock Association, (785) 273-5115