A new meat-processing operation is coming to Freeman, S.D. Rapid City Journal is reporting that Prairie-to-Plate Enterprises Inc. will establish a butcher shop and meat processing facility along U.S. Highway 81. The facility will also house “The Chislic House,” featuring cubes of fried meat, usually lamb, served on skewers.

The partners in the operation are Will Ortman, Nate Preheim and Tim Kautz, who recently purchased a building previously occupied by Katie’s Malt Shoppe.

"Purchasing the building completes our set of cornerstone assets," Ortman said, "and will enable us to begin USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)-inspected meat processing by late summer. Our aim is to serve local small to mid-size livestock producers by providing them access to processing capacity."

The goal of the business is to expand into a building in the nearby Freeman industrial park. The operations will start under one roof, with the meat processing facility in the back of the house, with a mobile slaughter unit also involved. The main facility is expected to go live by the fourth quarter of 2020.

Source: Rapid City Journal