A steering committe's examining whether a slaughter plant is feasible
somewhere in Walsh or Pembina Counties.
Executive Director Julius Wangler of the Red River Regional Council in
Grafton tells KXPO/KNDK/Maverick 105 the committee's studying whether a
small-scale, multi-species processing plant would work. Feasibility is the first
step, whether plants like that make sense. Is it profitable? Location? Size?
The committee believes the plant should process locally-grown animals.
Wangler says there are only two such plants in this region. One's in
Langdon and a smaller one at Edinburg.
Wangler says the seven-member committee believes a custom-processing
plant is needed.
The committee will meet monthly. In January, it'll visit with developers of
a similar plant in Bowdon, North Dakota. Wangler says that development group
in Bowdon has gone through a similar process, raised the seed money, and is ready
to start construction next spring. The committee will meet with different experts who'll
help decide size, location, how to raise the money, and other considerations.
Wangler says determining the feasibility of this is step one.
Other questions can be asked and answered based on that.