Midwest Meats To Open In Minden

Kearney County residents are fortunate to be able to purchase fresh beef from a variety of local producers. In the past animals had to be transfered out of the county for processing, but those services will become local as well when Midwest Meats opens in Minden this Summer.

Harold and Rachael Colby have owned and operated the Franklin Locker since 2013. In recent years the business has grown enough that the couple began looking at options to expand on the facility or build at a new location.

“We’re at a point there that we’re just outgrowing the facility. We can’t physically put enough carcasses in there to keep everybody busy,” Harold said. “Minden has been good to us. We moved here a couple years ago. We bought a house here, our son bought a house here, our help lives here, so it just kind of makes sense to do a locker.”

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