Wyoming cattlemen concerned about consolidation in the meatpacking industry said they are worried by a Brazilian company's bid to buy out two rivals and become the largest meatpacker in the U.S.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) and John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) have asked U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to make sure that the Justice Department closely reviews JBS SA's proposed $1.1 billion buyout of Smithfield Beef Group Inc. and National Beef Packing Co.