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By Alissa Miller
Food and Agriculture Assistant, EDEDC 

Local ranchers diversify with meat processing shop

 

March 19, 2021

photo courtesy Libby Kick Creative

Ry and Cassie O'Connor plan to have Lame Jones Meats, a meat processing facility located at their ranch, open sometime in the next few months.

Farming and ranching have long been a part of Montana's past and its number one industry. With prices of livestock and crops ever changing, the next generation of ranchers have had to diversify their revenue to make ends meet and keep both parents at home to raise a family. With National Ag Day on March 23rd, it seemed liked a good time to meet with a local couple who is diversifying their revenue streams.

Cassie O'Connor is from Broadus. She met her husband, Ry, in high school during an FFA competition in Baker. Both went on to attend Dickinson State University after high school. At DSU,...



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