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New Idaho beef plant adds local option for producers

May 6, 2018View for printing

A beef plant that opened in southern Idaho earlier this year gives the area's dairy producers a local option on where to send their cows. Dairy producers had to typically ship their cows to out-of-state plants as Idaho had lacked large commercial slaughter and packing facilities.

The Ida-Beef facility in Burley harvests more than 100 cows per day, but it's designed to eventually process 350 to 400 cows each day, The Times-News reported May 3.

CS Beef Packers opened a larger plant in Kuna last year to serve both the dairy and beef industries. Then in January, the Burley facility opened. ... -producers/
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