MINNEAPOLIS, KAN. – The Board of Commissioners in Ottawa County, Kan., approved a proposed meat processing near Minneapolis on Dec. 1.

The new facility, run by Lava Angus Processing Enterprises LLC, would be built on an old racetrack east of the town.

In a cost-benefit analysis on the county website, Lava Angus said the cattle slaughter and fabrication plant would process 120 head per day and expand to process up to 250 head per day after its sixth year in business.

“The plant will benefit the local farmers by providing a viable option to have their cattle processed and it will be an economic benefit to the community as a whole,” the analysis said.

A report by KWCH stated that some residents were opposed to the size of the cattle operation.