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.

Clarion LockerTopics:

  • Meat processing
  • Meat quality
  • Packaging
  • Labeling
  • 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.