Slaughter facility to open doors

YREKA, Calif. -- Belcampo Meat Co., which raises cattle and other livestock on 10,000 acres, broke ground on a processing facility here Dec. 12.

The company plans to open what it calls "a modern day butcher shop utilizing the best of old-fashioned meat and butchery traditions," according to its website.

The slaughter facility, which is set to open next summer, may eventually accommodate meat from other local producers as well as Belcampo's, the Siskiyou Daily News reported.

Regulatory issues discussed

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Food Modernization Act, plant inspections and other compliance issues will be topics of discussion at the Grain and Feed Industry Conference here Jan. 11-12.

The program includes two full days of workshops, table top displays, two luncheons and a dinner, according to a news release.

For details and registration information, contact Donna Boggs at 916-441-2772 or at dboggs@cgfa.org

Conservation summit planned

DAVIS, Calif. -- Registration is being taken for the seventh annual California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit scheduled for Jan. 19-20 here.

The event will bring together ranchers, researchers, state and federal agency leaders and representatives of numerous conservation organizations to learn about the benefits of the state's ranching industry, notes a California Cattlemen's Association newsletter.

The program will highlight research on the environmental benefits of grazing, examples of where grazing is used as a resource management tool on public lands and information about the economic realities of ranching, according to the newsletter.

Information: www.CaRangeland.org

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