I was invited to tour Nebraska by the Beef Council. We visited a huge processing plant (slaughterhouse), feed lots, cattle ranches and corn producers. That probably sounds like a torture session for most of you, but it was absolutely amazing to see. The neat part is that I watched Food Inc. a few days before and then visited these large processing plants myself. What I saw was nothing like the filth portrayed in Food Inc. The processing plants slaughters 4800 head of cattle per day, 7 days a week! Two 8-hour shifts, each processing 2400 cattle. The sanitation standards were off the chart. It was quite a site and very much resembled an auto plant in the way the cattle moved around the plant and was processed by people having very specialized jobs. There were 3 guys who's only job was to remove the entrails from the cattle. It took each of them about 20 seconds and then they rinsed themselves off in a sanitary solution before touching another animal. There were two girls who literally used a steamer/iron to "seal" the anus so that when the entrail removing guys did there work things didn't get dirty; everything came out in a nice package. Bust ass work. Think about it - 300 cattle an hour!