What is taking the Sanderson Farms $4.53 Billion take over from Continental Grain and Cargill?
The new subsidiary will become the third-largest USA poultry processor which has been raising the eyebrows of the Department of Justice (DOJ). This recent article (Link) suggests both sides (Continental/Cargill and Sanderson's) thought the deal would have been completed by the end of December 2021 but has been stalled by regulatory red tape.
Which brings us to the question should massive deals like this be allowed to happen potentially creating Oligopolies? Some of the largest meat packers are already in hot water for alleged price fixing charges (Link).