Mema’s Meats in Berthold, North Dakota is the newest company operating under the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. Owners Phil and Karen Newman converted an existing truck shop into a butcher facility. The Newmans decided to become a state-inspected facility to offer locally raised beef and pork through a storefront. Fifteen-to-18 cattle will be processed per week, along with several hogs. According to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, 16 new companies are now in operation with 74 custom exempt facilities in the state.
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