At Grand Island butcher, 'we make everything in-house'


Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent

via Huron Daily Tribune (MI) - Nov. 14, 2021


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nielsen’s Processing, which opened in July in Grand Island, offers the complete butcher shop experience.


The business provides custom processing and sells a variety of retail meats and smoked cheeses.


Butcher Mitch Nielsen will process beef, hogs, buffalo, sheep, goat and wild game. He expects to be busy during rifle deer season.


But the meat locker offers much for people who don’t hunt or farm.


People love Nielsen’s pulled pork, summer sausage, custom hamburger patties and jerky.


“We can’t keep our jerky on the shelves long enough to really advertise our jerky,” says Nielsen’s wife, Bonnie.


“Yeah, it goes quick,” Mitch told The Grand Island Independent.


Nielsen’s Processing is in the old North Side Sheet Metal building at 1508 W. North Front St. In addition to the Nielsens and their employees, the business is stocked with a smoker, freezer and coolers.


If you open the door, you’ll see carcasses hanging in one of the coolers.


“We make everything in-house,” Mitch says...