Hy Country Meat Processing expands from game meat

Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 11:40 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

As meat on the grocery store shelves has risen in price, so has the demand for meat processors. When this couple moved from Casper, their goal was to create a small retirement business. Recently, the increase in need for locally processed meat has expanded their business significantly.

“I didn’t expect doing domestic when I built this outfit, but I’ve had lots of calls on it. So I thought I’d try to go and get it inspected through the state of Wyoming. They came down and did inspections, and we had to do some remodeling to where I could do domestic animals,” noted owner of Hy Country, Paul McCain.

Hy Country Meat Processing closed its doors in Casper last year, and the owners left the city life to move to Riverton to build their small business processing game meat. With other meat processes closing, they soon realized the need for expanding their services.

‘I’m not happy for the pandemic hitting, but as far as being able to do extra duties as far as helping out the ranchers and farmers if I can, I sure do appreciate that,” emphasized McCain.

They enjoy the country life and are happy they chose to move their business to Riverton, opening their doors in June.

“It’s kind of a little mom and pop shop right now. I’ve got my family that helps me out, my brother and some friends, and meat cutters that I’ve worked with in the past. They like to do a little extra work on the weekends,” mentioned McCain.

Although Hy Country Meat Processing is filling some domestic meat orders, as of now, they do not have a butchering operation at their business.

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