Leucadia National Corp was organized in 1968. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment banking and capital markets, beef processing, manufacturing, energy projects, asset management and real estate, other investments, which include Berkadia, Linkem and Garcadia. Its investment banking and capital markets segment consists of Jefferies, a full-service, integrated securities and investment banking firm. Its beef processing operations is conducted through its 78.9% ownership of National Beef Packing Company, LLC, one of the beef processing companies in the U.S. National Beef operates a wet blue tanning facility that sells processed hides to tanners that produce finished leather for the automotive, luxury goods, apparel and furniture industries. Its manufacturing operations are conducted through Idaho Timber, LLC and Conwed Plastics, LLC. Idaho Timber is engaged in the manufacture and/or distribution of various wood products, including remanufacturing dimension lumber; remanufacturing, bundling and bar coding of home center boards for retailers. The Company's reportable segments consist of its operating units, which offer different products and services and are managed separately. Jefferies is a full-service, integrated securities and investment banking firm. National Beef processes, packages and delivers fresh and frozen beef and beef by-products for sale to customers in the U.S. and international markets. The Company through its subsidiaries is organized across three geographical regions; the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and Asia Pacific. National Beef markets its products to national and regional retailers, including supermarket chains, independent grocers, club stores, wholesalers and distributors, food service providers and distributors, further processors and the United States military. The primary raw material for the processing plants is live cattle. Beef products compete with other protein sources, including pork and poultry, but National Beef's competition comes from other beef processors. Jefferies competes with the banking holding companies that engage in capital markets activities, but also with firms listed in the AMEX Securities Broker/Dealer Index, other brokers and dealers, and boutique investment banking firms.