Byron meat processor earns state certification


By Kevin Killough, Powell Tribune (WY)

April 29, 2021


Its great news for producers and consumers who are hungry for Wyoming-raised beef: 307 Processing and Sausage has become the latest state-inspected processing facility.


This will allow the company to sell meat processed at the Byron plant in grocery stores, restaurants and schools.


In January 2019, John Butler purchased Marketplace Meats from Dale and Nancy Robinson, and renamed it 307 Processing. Since taking over the plant, Butler has been working to meet all the requirements for the state inspection approval. In state-inspected plants, inspectors are onsite to examine slaughtered animals prior to processing as well as during processing activities.


Its all about food safety, Butler said. To get a grant of inspection, each process must be documented and assessed for food safety hazards. These hazards have to be addressed in our procedures and documented so it all can be reviewed by the state inspectors.


Butler said hes received interest from local producers, as well as restaurants that want to provide cuts of Wyoming meat for their customers.


There are only two other state inspected facilities in the Big Horn Basin: