Quapaw Tribe to open $5 million meat processing plant
September 7, 2017
QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — The Quapaw Tribe plans an opening ceremony this week as it debuts its new, $5 million meat processing plant in northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe says the facility is the first USDA-inspected processing plant on a reservation that's owned and operated by a tribe.
The beef and bison processing plant is in Quapaw, about 185 miles (297 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. The tribe plans a grand opening event Thursday.
The tribe says the plant is a "natural expansion" of its agriculture program that includes a herd of Black Angus cattle and a herd of bison. The plant wi...