Read about the variety of projects funded through the AGRI Meat, Poultry, Egg, and Milk Processing Grant program.

Fiscal Year 2023

Business Name Project summary City County
Backroads Meats, Inc. Purchase materials, plumbing, hot water heater, water discharge tank and walk in cooler. Milaca Mille Lacs
Bruders Abbatoir, LLC Invest in existing commercial kitchen to expand meat market access, butchering capacity, and provide Halal meat. Brooten Stearns
Chickenhead Farm & Slaughterhouse Addition to facilities to add walk in freezer, processing equipment, meat cutter, vacuum meat package and freezer truck. Silver Lake McLeod
Clay Hill Processing Project increases freezer storage allowing smaller quantities of beef so people can source meat locally. Lengby Polk
Concept Processing, LLC Expand pasteurization vat for milk in addition to 2 delivery trucks and a supply runner truck. Melrose Stearns
Conger Proteins Increase of freezer and cooler space to make it more viable for a smokehouse, tumbler, slicer and a packaging machine. Conger Freeborn
Deutz Brothers, LLC Purchase a walk in freezer along with a commercial refrigerator, storing, cooling and cleaning of fresh eggs. Marshall Lyon
Elm Dale Creamery Association Upgrade deck of meat truck including generator, saws and stainless steel sink along with new bone cooler. Bowlus Morrison
Foley Locker, Inc. Update knockdown pen area and additional meat processing equipment. Foley Benton
Garden Creek Purchase of poultry processing equipment. Duluth St. Louis
Havenwood Meats, LLC Acquire a dry ager along with printer for labeling products. New Germany Carver
Johnson Quail Purchase an egg cleaning and packaging machine as well as a large cooler. West Concord Dodge
Kreniks Meat Processing New printer and scale for product labels and larger meat tumbler. Montgomery Le Sueur
Lismore Hutterian Brethren, Inc. Purchase chicken plucker, a hot water scalder, and a vacuum packer. Clinton Big Stone
Lorentz Meat Processing Build a by products and hide processing facility. Cannon Falls Goodhue
Mcdonalds Meats, Inc. Purchase equipment for kill floor, packaging machine and equipment for sausage. Clear Lake Sherburne
Neighbors Meats, LLC Buy a utensil washer and patty machine. New Richland Waseca
Prairie Meats, Inc. Acquire meat processing equipment including meat grinders, saws, smokehouse and sausage maker. Olivia Renville
Quality Meats, Inc. Remodel current cooler to increase capacity. Foley Benton
Roelofs Meats, Inc. Invest in equipment for kill floor for safety of employees. Raymond Kandiyohi
Round Table Meats, LLC Purchase scalder and dehairer, work tables, label machine and slicing machine. Goodview Winona
TFC Poultry Expanding wastewater systems. Ashby Grant
The Butchery of Maple Lake Purchase a modern smokehouse. Maple Lake Wright
V&M Locker, LLC Buy a thermoforming vacuum packaging machine and a brine pump along with a commercial dish washer. Leota Nobles
Wistes Meat Market, LLC Add a walk in cooler and a meat slicer. Janesville Waseca
Yker Meat Compay DBA Northland Larder Purchase additional refrigeration and freezer space. Duluth St. Louis

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Fiscal Year 2022

Business Name Project summary City County

French Lake Butcher Shop, Inc.

Purchase an automatic labeler machine, new splitting saw and repair/replace freezer to increase capacity

South Haven


Jenniges Meat Processing, Inc.

Expand a new facility with purchase of processing equipment including a rail system and smokehouses



Concord Fresh Meat Processing, Inc

Buy a hydraulic stuffer, shrink tunnel, poly top tables, vertical meat saw, and hog scalder and dehairer

South Saint Paul


Lakes Processing, Inc.

Purchase equipment for smoking meat, bacon cutting, and meat wrapping

Detroit Lakes


Long Cheng, Inc.

Acquire chicken processing equipment and coolers

South Saint Paul


K&S Poultry

Purchase cooler condensers and large animal processing equipment



Dennison Meat Locker, LLC

Physical improvements for kill room, processing room, outside freezer unit, and retail area



Round Table Meats, LLC

Acquire a meat smoker and a refrigerated trailer



Northern Pride, Inc.

Buy overwrap tray equipment

Thief River Falls


Midwest Meats, LLC

Add a kill floor and purchase production equipment

New York Mills

Otter Tail

Elm Dale Creamery and Locker

Purchase a meat bulker, patty maker, meat grinder, meat saw, basket dollies, and platter dolly



Schaefer's Market

Acquire equipment to increase sausage production

Sauk Centre


The Country Butcher, LLC

Purchase utensil washer, walk-in cooler, bone saw, and freezer


Lac qui Parle

Kenyon Meats

Convert freezer room into a dedicated sausage and hamburger room and purchase new equipment that will allow for faster, less labor-intensive, and safer processing and sterilizing



Kerkhoven Country Butcher

Buy walk-in freezer, walk-in cooler, and meat saw



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