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Ground broken on regional meat processing facility

Will be located in Henry County

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear today joined state and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Trackside Butcher Shoppe.

marketbasket - meatThe facility will be a regional multi-species meat processing facility for area farmers.

“This facility will be a tremendous benefit to area farmers who will no longer have to travel long distances to process meat,” Beshear said. “By aiding local farmers, we are strengthening our local food movements to help get more local foods into stores and schools.”

Trackside Butcher Shoppe will be a 5,400-square-foot facility with the capacity to process 1,000 cattle, 400 hogs, 400 sheep/goats and 4,000 chickens, annually. It will be located in the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg and will offer custom meat processing services, USDA inspection to allow direct marketing and a retail outlet.

It is anticipated that the facility will open at the end of the year.

The meat processing facility is supported in part by a combination of grant and loan funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, including $127,500 in county agricultural development funds from Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby and Trimble counties. The state is contributing $372,500 in funding. The total project is estimated to cost nearly $1 million.