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Partner Story: Sierra Jepsen, Butcher Solutions

“Before COVID, you could call your local butcher and get a harvest slot the next week. But now you need to call a year in…

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Butchers transfer quartered beef carcasses from a Friesla Mobile Harvest Unit into The Meating Place Butcher Shop.

Client Story: The Meating Place

Craft butcher shops used to be a staple in communities across America. Consumers had access to fresh, locally-produced meat, hand cut by butchers they knew…

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A Friesla Modular Meat Processing System setup for MTXBeef in Texas.

Client Story: MTXBeef

MTXBeef started over a COVID-era cocktail and a campfire. It was spring 2020. The pandemic had hit. Nestled in the rolling Texas Hill Country—west of…

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Exterior view of a tan Friesla Modular Meat Processing System used by The Producer Partnership for meat processing on a ranch in Montana.

Client Story: The Producer Partnership

Think that opening a meat processing plant during a pandemic might be tough? Try starting the first nonprofit, federally-inspected meat processing plant in the United…

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Friesla clients Brian and Mary Heffernan from Five Marys Ranch on their ranch in Fort Jones, California.

Client Story: Five Marys

Brian and Mary Heffernan knew that starting a meat processing business would be challenging. “Nothing is easy,” Brian quips. “If it were, everyone would do…

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Black and brown beef cows in staging pens on a farm.

Client Story: Bear Mountain Beef

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mac and Celsie Sussex—owners of Bear Mountain Beef in Hawk Springs, Wyoming—faced both a problem and an opportunity.…

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An empty shelf labeled for USDA Choice Beef at a grocery store during COVID-19.

Why America Needs to Restore Local Meat Processing

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, American shoppers were faced with empty shelves in grocery store meat departments. Due to tight working conditions…

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