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Rancher’s Beef plant set to reopen under new management

Industry leaders say they are optimistic the new Harmony Beef plant will not just increase kill capacity but offer access to premium niche market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rich Vesta is about to buy himself another beef plant. The former president of JBS’s U.S. beef division spent the ’90s buying slaughterhouses to grow capacity at his company, Packerland Packing, and now he’s set his sights on the deserted Rancher’s Beef plant east of Balzac. “It’s an excellent plant,” he said of the $40-million […] Read more