The Cargill beef processing plant in Fort Morgan, Colo., advertises openings in early January. Some 150 Muslim workers were fired in late 2015 after a dispute over prayer breaks at the plant. Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers

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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. Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The famed architectural firm Burnham and Root designed the iconic entranceway to the Union Stock Yard in 1879. It quickly became the symbol of the market and the meat industry in Chicago. Courtesy of Dominic A. Pacyga/University of Chicago Press hide caption

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Beef carcasses hang in the sales cooler at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, Colo. Stephanie Paige Ogburn/KUNC hide caption

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Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Barbara and Norman Roux stand in front of cattle pens on their farm outside of Moundridge, Kan., where she has raised cattle for nearly 70 years. Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Unlike Chicken And Pork, Beef Still Begins With Small Family Ranches

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