DES MOINES, IOWA — The Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef Company announced plans to build a $520 million beef processing facility in Mills County, Iowa.

Cattlemen’s Heritage said the 132-acre operation will be fully sustainable and traceable while using Midwest beef raised and sourced from family farms. The expected processing capacity is 2,000 head per day. Construction will begin the spring 2023.

The investment will bring $1.1 billion yearly to the economy as well as add 800 jobs, paying on average $55,000 annually with benefits.

“Cattlemen’s Heritage will fill a critical gap in the beef supply deficit and help meet the expanding demand of consumers, producers and retailers,” said Chad Tentinger, principal developer. “Cattle producers and retailers have recognized for quite some time that as more cattle production has moved north to the upper Midwest that we need the processing capacity to match it. The Cattlemen’s Heritage facility will go a long way to resolving that ongoing challenge and delivering more quality beef from Midwest family farms to consumers.”