13 Jan An Update on Plans for Costco’s Chicken Plant in Nebraska
January 13, 2017, By Ken Anderson
At a recent ag event in Fremont, Nebraska, we visited with Walt Shafer of Lincoln Premium Poultry. Schafer is the project manager for the chicken processing plant that Costco plans to construct in Fremont. As proposed, the plant will process two million broilers per week.
Shafer talked about the timeline for construction of the plant and the process of signing up contract growers. He also addressed questions about “industrial agriculture” and animal welfare.