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Small meat processing industry at a crossroads

Posted on September 26, 2014, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News

–by Liz Morrison Minnesota’s small meat processing industry is entering a critical transition period, as aging owners approach retirement, and aging facilities need modernizing. That’s according to a new AURI survey of Minnesota’s 280 small meat and poultry processors. The study, released in May, found that two-thirds of the owner-operators of small meat processing plants […]

Small meat processing industry at a crossroads

Posted on September 5, 2014, in News

An AURI survey of 280 small meat processors found that two-thirds of owner operators of Minnesota processing plans are at, or near retirement age.

State of Minnesota small meat processing industry

Posted on July 1, 2014, in Research

About this report: This study was initiated to determine the needs of the meat processing industry in Minnesota. Project outcomes: The findings are intended to be informative of the needs and priorities of small meat processors to determine targeted services and funding opportunities.

Food Safety Interventions for Small Meat Processors

Posted on September 28, 2012, in Tools

View Food Safety Interventions Powerpoint By Carissa Nath, AURI Meat Scientist The livestock and meat industries have made huge strides over the last 10 to 15 years to ensure they are producing the safest food supply in the world. However, there continue to be a large number of foodborne illness outbreaks; a number of these […]

My Butcher

Posted on July 1, 2005, in Ag Innovation News

Taylors Falls, Minn. — Tucked in the hills above a St. Croix River town, Cherry Hill Meat Processing can only be found with good directions. But the little butcher shop on Maple Street is hardly a well-kept secret. Cars arrive steadily on a Friday afternoon, leaving with trunks full of white-wrapped steaks, ground beef, chops […]