Some key changes happening at Cargill. 

The company is moving Brian Sikes into the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Sikes has worked for the company for 31 years and was responsible for growing the meat protein side of the business, before becoming Cargill's Chief Operating Officer last year. 

Sikes replaces David MacLennan who becomes Executive Chair.

The industry feels the move signifies Cargills plans to diversify and expand its business options putting more emphasis on the meat processing sector.