Daines, Gianforte Call on DOJ to Investigate JBS Acquisition of Lamb Processing Facility

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation on JBS USA Holdings’ acquisition of a Mountain States Rosen (“MSR”) lamb processing facility in Greeley, CO. This acquisition could have a major impact on sheep ranchers in Montana and their ability to get lamb to market, as well as result in an increase in lamb imports.

“We urge you to immediately open an investigation into this acquisition and demand that JBS cease from any irreversible actions that might harm the ability of American sheep ranchers to get their products to market until the Department can determine how best to protect competition in this significant part of America’s food supply,” Daines and Gianforte wrote.

To read the full letter, click HERE.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY) and John Thune (R-SD) also joined the letter.