Labor challenges cut production volumes for Tyson Foods Inc. in the latest quarter, but the meat company’s sales grew year over year as it passed along higher prices to supermarkets and restaurants.

Tyson’s volume fell 11% overall in the three months through September, including a 15% decline in beef production and an 18% reduction in pork production, Tyson said Monday. In both cases, worker shortages posed a challenge as the meat company struggled to meet strong demand.

Meanwhile, Tyson raised prices by double-digit percentages across several meat categories as input costs grew, boosting Tyson’s overall sales and profits. Average beef prices rose by a third compared with last year, while pork prices were up by 38%.


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