Cargill Layoff in Lockney

Published 10/16 2013 02:48PM

Updated 11/13 2013 10:55AM

Cargill will lay off 45 employees in the Floyd County town of Lockney.  The company blames ongoing drought for the shutdown of its cattle feed yard.  The company said feed prices have gone up, and local ranchers have lost access to watering holes.  Cargill also closed down its meat packing plant in Plainview this year, which cost more than 2,000 jobs.  The Cargill feed yard in Friona remains open.

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