South Dakota Meat Processors Splitting $5 Million In Grant Funds


Radio 570 WNAX (SD)

Jun 4, 2021


Nearly 100 small South Dakota meat processors are getting a share of $5 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Meat Processing Grant program.

The program provides eligible processors with funds to make an immediate impact on the state’s ability to process or store South Dakota raised protein.


One of the grant recipients is Randy and Karen Gruenwald, who own Dakota Butcher based in Clark. Randy says they also have three locations in Watertown, a store in Madison and are now expanding to Rapid City.


South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association president Eric Jennings said animal processing capacity has been the weak link in the beef supply system and that weakness was magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic.


South Dakota Stockgrowers Association executive director James Halverson said...


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