Florida meat industry prepares for Irma

Florida’s cattle producers raise more than 1.6 million cattle and calves, ranking 17th nationally for cattle production. Since Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida, the states of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi have waived their intra- and interstate movement and import requirements for livestock so that endangered animals may be moved to safer locations. Miami Purveyors, Inc., a meat distributor, has serviced all equipment and generators, communicated with vendors, shippers and suppliers to put deliveries on hold, backed up all records, and exchanged emergency contact information among employees and customers.

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