Potential Cause of Tyson Plant Fire Identified

The cattle market bounces back Wednesday after days of limit down trading sparked by a packing plant fire. The Kansas Tyson beef plant is closed but officials want to get it up and running as quickly as possible.

The newest time line is “months...not weeks” because the fire impacted critical operating systems. Investigators say a spark from welding during maintenance work is the likely cause.

The Kansas beef plant is responsible for roughly 5 percent of total U.S. beef production.