Wisconsin pork producers are watching recovery efforts and JBS security breach closely
Pork producers in Wisconsin are closely watching the latest hiccup in the supply chain. Wisconsin Pork Association President Jim Magolski tells Brownfield the industry is still recovering from the COVID pandemic, and there is always a risk, but those risks have looked different over the past year. “Look around society. Whether you’re talking about lumber or steel or food, I mean, the supply chain is something that we’ve built historically to be a very efficient model, but the last couple of years have taught us some learnings in how to improve.”
Magolski says this week’s online security breach at JBS is a concern, and it’s still unclear what the impact on producers will be. “Time will tell, really. Just working through kind of, you know, what is the impact, how long does it take us to get back online as an industry. Certainly, multiple proteins have been potentially impacted, but it gives us an opportunity to learn as well and how to improve going forward.”
Magolski spoke to Brownfield during the Wisconsin Pork Association’s annual meeting Wednesday in Wisconsin Dells.