June 27, 2022

Independent cattle growers open processing plant

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Ryan and Megan Ellmore bought their first herd of Hereford cattle for feeder beef from Megan’s grandfather, Hubert Glascock, over 20 years ago.

The Ellmores eventually changed their herd to Angus and their reputation grew as producers of high-quality beef products.

The number of animal processing plants dwindled over the years, making it difficult for them to fulfill their customer orders in a timely fashion.

In 2021, they broke ground to build their own meat processing facility, Prime Cut 41, 1195 E. State St., Veedersburg.

They began butchering in February 2022 and opened the retail store in March. Currently, they process their own and local farm-raised beef and hogs.

“Our goal is to sell high-quality products to our local community,” Megan Ellmore said.

The retail store is open with frozen only 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and fresh and frozen 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 765-636-4014 or follow them on Facebook at PrimeCut 41.