Officials in Lyon County, Nev., voted Thursday to allow Walker River Meat Processing Inc. to build a $175 million meat processing plant in the town of Wabuska, according to a report by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
The plant is expected to process as many as 3,500 sheep, cattle and hogs daily and employ 600 when fully operational, the newspaper reported.
Walker River Meat will operate three separate processing plants for each species, each built to USDA and European Union standards for domestic and international sales, according to the report.
The plans also include water treatment plants, a geothermal plant and a hydroponics facility.
Groundbreaking will begin in four to six months.
Construction is expected to take 18 months, with hopes of an opening in late 2014, RGJ reported.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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