July 17, 2024

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Slaughterhouse ban on Denver ballot targets one 70-year business

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The Colorado Livestock Association is pushing back on a Denver ballot measure seeking to ban slaughterhouses within city limits, saying it targets a single business that employs more than 150 people who have worked in the industry for decades. 

If the measure passes, the largest lamb packing plant in the U.S. would have to close by Jan. 1, 2026. Employee-owned Superior Farms’ slaughterhouse near the National Western Stock Show complex processes about 300,000 animals a year, sending millions of pounds of packaged meat across the U.S. and generating as much as $861 million in economic activity for Colorado’s second-largest industry, according to a Colorado State University report.  

It is Dixon, California-based Superior’s largest facility. Only it and Colorado Lamb…

Tracy Ross

2024-07-10 04:03:00

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