Heads Up Meat Processors

The following update was prepared and written by Jeff Swenson, DATCP livestock and meat specialist.

Meat Processor Infrastructure Grant

The application period closes on March 8. The meat processing grant program aims to grow Wisconsin’s meat industry and improve the long-term viability of the state’s livestock industry.

Eligible applicants must operate or intend to operate a DATCP- or USDA-licensed meat-processing establishment in Wisconsin. Applicants must be engaged in livestock harvest or processing. Projects must increase harvest capacity or production. Funding from these grants can be used for operating expenses directly related to the grant project, including expenses for engineering, architectural design, construction, food safety consultation, equipment, and equipment installation.

See more information: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/AgDevelopment/MeatProcessorInfrastructureGrants.aspx

Office Hours

The Division of Food and Recreational Safety’s Bureau of Meat and Poultry Businesses will hold a virtual Office Hours event on Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. All meat processors are invited to attend. Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615357944?pwd=VUZVT2NLOEJ0RmNCM0dWbXdPcnc0Zz09#success