The agricultural arm of an Alabama Native American tribe — the Poarch Creek Indians — broke ground on a new meat processing plant in Atmore, Ala., according to local reports.
The facility is expected to process cattle raised by Perdido River Farms, raised on tribal lands in the state, and will comprise 23,000 square feet at a cost of $15 million. It will reportedly be the largest facility of its kind in the state, handling up to 125 cattle per week — and it will include a retail shop on site.
Perdido River Farms manages 2,900 acres of tribal agricultural properties, according to the PRF Web site, consisting of 650 acres that are planted with summer and winter crops for cattle grazing. The last estimate published on the completion date of the project was spring of 2024.