Wall Meats, Western Dakota Tech partner on meat processing program


Tri-State Neighbor (NE)

via AgUpdate - Mar 30, 2021


With butchers in demand, one West River tech school is partnering with a local processor on a training program.


Western Dakota Technical (WDT) College in Rapid City is working with Wall Meats to start a meat processing instructional program at the college. The collaboration was approved by the WDT board of trustees during its February meeting. Once the program is developed, and receives all necessary approvals, the course might start as soon as this fall.


“There is a current shortage of people skilled in professional meat cutting and processing not only in western South Dakota, but throughout this region and the state. There is great demand for high quality ‘ranch to table’ protein sources,” Western Dakota Tech President Dr. Ann Bolman said in a news release.


She said it will train students for high-need high paying careers, and it will benefit ranchers as well...