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New Harmony Beef plant ramping up

Nearly a year after Harmony Beef slaughtered its first cow, the plant is now processing 360 head a day, says the company’s director of marketing. Canada is its primary market at present, and Costco is the packer’s largest customer, said Cam Daniels.

It has also started selling to the U.S., made its first shipment to Hong Kong this month, and is in the process of obtaining certification required to sell to the European Union, he said. The company is also looking at selling to Japan, Korea, China, and Mexico.

The plant is owned by Rich Vesta, a former top executive in the U.S. meat-packing industry. Vesta is happy with how the plant is performing and customers have praised the quality of its products, said Daniels.

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