- June 2019
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- Sharing Boise
- Idaho’s Rangeland Commission Brings Ranchers, Public Together
- Send ASI Your Sheep & Dog Photos
- Colorado Processing Facility Under Construction
- Guest Column: The Importance of Data Collection
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- Market Report
- Around the States
- The Last Word
New Colorado Processing Facility Under Construction
Northeastern Colorado lamb feeder Spence Rule says construction of the Colorado Lamb Processors lamb plant in Brush, Colo., is going as planned this summer. The facility should be open by the end of 2019.
“We’re targeting 1,000 head a day, but total capacity for the plant will be closer to 2,000 a day,” Rule said. “We just needed to make sure that we had a home for our lambs, and we also thought the industry was in need of a new, modern processing facility.”
Schmeeckle Bros. Construction of Fort Collins is building the facility, which has been in the planning process for nearly two years. The company has constructed a long list of livestock processing facilities around the United States.
Industry veteran Kevin Quam has been hired to manage the facility, which he anticipates will be home to 50 employees when it opens its doors.