Meeting Demand For Local Meat In Colorado

Two Colorado Department of Agriculture officials will visit Durango on Monday to explain issues involved in satisfying the demand for locally processed meat and to answer questions.

“The growing request for local food includes meat,” said Steve Bornmann, the agency’s director for inspection and consumer services.

Bornmann and Scott Ziehr will be at the American Legion Event Hall, 878 East Second Ave., starting at 5 p.m.

The Sunnyside Meats plant on County Road 216 is the only area slaughterhouse certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The closest other processors of domestic animals are in Waterflow, N.M., and Monticello, Utah.

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