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Planned Regional Cattle Processing Plant to Benefit from Biden Supply Chain Action Plan


Radio 570 WNAX (SD)

Jan 10, 2022


A regional cattle processing plant planned for Council Bluffs, Iowa is expected to benefit from the Biden Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Action Plan. Chad Tentinger, founder of Cattlemen’s Heritage says their 400,000 head facility will definitely get a financial boost from the $1 billion earmarked for expanding the footprint of independent processors.


He says their project is on schedule and will be completed by late 2023 to early 2024.


Tentinger says their approach is different because they want to put a face on their product for consumers and give small family farm feeders a spot to sell their high quality cattle and get rewarded for it.


He says they are still trying to...


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Public invited to beef-processing plant meeting


John Van Nostrand, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa

via Yahoo News - January 10, 2022


Jan. 10—The developers of a proposed beef-processing facility in northern Mills County will host an informational meeting in Creston for potential investors from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the Quality Inn, 900 S. Sumner Ave. The meeting is open to the public.


Area cattle producers, farmers and agri-business owners are encouraged to attend. Other area meetings include 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hotel Greenfield and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Winterset.


Cattlemen's Heritage is scheduled to break ground on a 1,500-head-per day, state-of-the-art beef processing facility in April. The plant, which will employ approximately 750 workers, is expected to open in late 2023.


"Cattlemen's Heritage will fill a critical gap between the conglomerates and the outdated, under-sized lockers and plants that aren't equipped to meet the needs of consumers, producers or retailers," said project developer Chad Tentinger, founder and owner of TenCorp. Inc., a cattle industry construction firm with offices in Des Moines and Marcus.


Tentinger noted recent market conditions — including several years of weak cattle markets, strong retail prices and the increased amount of investment capital on the sidelines during the pandemic — are other reasons to move forward...