Cattle carcasses hang on hooks inside a cooler at the JBS beef processing plant in Greeley, Colo. JBS employs some 3,000 workers at this plant. The company is looking into ways to automate the art of butchery.
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Slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants throughout the country employ a lot of people. About a quarter of a million Americans prepare the beef, pork and chicken that ends up on dinner tables. But some of those workers could eventually be replaced by robots. The world’s largest meatpacking company is looking at ways to automate the art of butchery.
Late this fall JBS, the Brazil-based protein powerhouse, bought a controlling share of Scott Technology, a New Zealand-based robotics firm.
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