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Client Stories

Meat producers, processors and entrepreneurs represent the best that America offers. Read these case studies of how they’re using small meat processing plants to restore local meat processing in communities across the nation.

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

The Meating Place


Craft butcher shops were once a staple in America. Big stores edged many out of business. Spurred by COVID–era shutdowns of big meatpackers, independent shops like The Meating Place are leading a resurgence in small-scale processing.

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Butcher brings more finished goods into The Producer Partnership's Finished Goods Freezer

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 States—during COVID.

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When the pandemic hit Central Texas, cattle producers Justin and Missy Crocker’s community asked for help securing their food supply. MTXBeef boomed, but splitting production across 6 different processors wasn’t sustainable—they needed a solution.

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

Five Marys


Brian and Mary Heffernan left Silicon Valley for small town ranch life, building a brand by taking control of every element of their operations—from meat production to on-ranch harvest, processing, and direct-to-consumer sales.

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Local Natural Beef truck picking up product from a Friesla meat processing client’s facility.

Bear Mountain Beef


At the onset of COVID-19, Mac and Celsie Sussex lived through a “nightmare” hauling finished cattle long distances to multiple processors. Opening a USDA-inspected processing plant on their ranch put them back in the driver’s seat.

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Smiling butcher in blue uniform standing in a Friesla Mobile Meat Harvest Trailer.

North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative


A group of producers teamed to harvest meat locally and shake their dependence on outside processors. They improved quality control, raised margins, lowered shipping costs, and reduced scheduling stress—without a fixed facility.

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