PM Beef announced yesterday it will close its slaughter/packing plant in Windom, Minn. Dec. 11, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The plant already stopped accepting cattle Sept. 25.
The plant employs 300 workers, and is the 2nd largest employer in Windom, a town of about 4,600 people in southwest Minnesota.
The closing will mean longer drive times and higher freight costs for both dairy farmers and beef producers as they market their cattle. This is the third closing of a beef processing plant in the region in the last two years.
Dakota Premium Beef closed its plant in South St. Paul last year, and Tyson announced the closing of an Iowa plant in August.
More details can be found here.