Pa’auilo Slaughterhouse on Hawaii’s Big Island will break ground this week on $4 million in state-funded renovations, according to local media reports.
The project will increase capacity by 40 percent at the facility on the Hamakua Coast and ease a processing backlog that makes it difficult for ranchers to market their cattle, the reports said.
Improvements will affect wastewater disposal, rendering capabilities and refrigeration space.
The Pa’auilo Slaughterhouse is owned by the state and leased to Hawaii Beef Producers.
It is one of two USDA-certified slaughterhouses on Hawaii Island.
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