KSFY Sioux Falls reports the Northern Beef Packers plant five years in the making has hired 129 people and will open early next year.

The 420,000 square foot facility will employ 600 and will begin by processing 200 cattle per day. Once the facility is at max capacity, 1,500 cattle will pass through the plant each day. The plant will open in January.

According to Laure Swanson, Northern Beef Packers Marketing and Public Relations Director, the facility uses the best practices in the industry making it the safest and most efficient in the country.

The plant will use cattle from the Aberdeen, S.D. area and is expected to add $2.5 billion to the local economy each year.

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Source: KSFY