Dave Peterson, the owner of Proud Cut Saloon in Cody, Wyoming wants to open a meat processing facility in Powell, Wyoming. The City of Powell is considering revising ordinances that would allow the operation of a slaughter plant in certain zones, according to the Powell Tribune.

From the Powell Economic Development and Northwest College to members of 4-H and cattle growers, support has rallied around the privately-funded enterprise.

Peterson plans to work in partnerships with NWC and Powell High School to create educational opportunities so students can learn a trade which might become a career.

The economic benefits such a facility would reach far beyond the jobs and the facility, said one industry spokesman, pointing out that because of a shortage of such facilities, Wyoming and neighboring states can’t get their cattle slaughtered.

Powell is well-positioned geographically to play a significant role in processing cattle, he said.


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