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Clarion Locker Tour
Tuesday, June 29 | 9-9:45 a.m.
Hosts: Elmarie & Manie Nel
In this “Live From the Farm” episode, you’ll have a chance to tour Clarion Locker, a newly expanded state-inspected facility that processes beef, deer, pork, lamb, goat and bison. Owners Elmarie and Manie Nel will take us on a tour of the plant and we’ll check out meat-cutting while discussing meat quality. We’ll also see their new roll stock machine and hear how they package and label their customer’s meats. The Nels also operate a mobile slaughter unit to offer on-farm harvesting, and we’ll hear how they plan to continue to expand their operation in the future.
To learn more, visit Clarion Locker’s website.
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- Meat processing
- Meat quality
- Locker expansion
- On-farm mobile slaughter unit
After moving to the United States from South Africa and owning a locker in Ventura, Iowa, Elmarie and Manie Nel were interested in expanding. When the opportunity arose in 2009 to re-open the locker in Clarion, Iowa, they took it. Their main goal is to work directly with farmers to achieve the best processing outcome.