The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has announced plans to build a new meat processing plant in Atmore.
The state-of-the-art USDA inspected facility will have the capacity to process up to 125 cattle per week.
Since 1982, the tribe has owned and operated Perdido River Farms (PRF), one of Alabama’s largest beef farms, and plans to expand production. Poarch Creek Indians said they will be able to efficiently harvest and process cattle and hogs for cattle-producing customers and a retail and wholesale business.
“I am excited about the opportunities this project creates for farmers and the agricultural industry in our region. Like so many other local meat producers, we had no choice but to send the cattle we raised right here at Perdido River Farms out of state for processing. This new facility will provide us and other farmers with the opportunity to process locally raised beef and pork right here in Atmore,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, President and CEO of Poarch Band of Creek. Indians.
“Not only will this make it easier and more profitable to bring a wonderful product to market, but it will also give Alabama growers the opportunity to be part of the ‘farm-to-fork’ movement that is so important to consumers and local agriculture,” Bryan continued.
Plans call for the project to be completed by the end of 2023.