GORDON, Neb. (AP) —
New owners are opening a new slaughterhouse operation inside a former
kosher beef slaughterhouse in northwest Nebraska.
Open Range Beef is launching its operation at the former Local Pride plant in Gordon.
Local Pride operation closed because of legal and financial problems
tied to its sister facility in eastern Iowa. Shortly after an
immigration raid at the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville,
Iowa, the Gordon plant closed in September 2008. Agriprocessors, which
owned both plants, declared bankruptcy. Sholom Rubashkin, a top
executive at the Iowa plant, was sentenced to 27 years for financial
The city of Gordon acquired the Nebraska plant and in June sold it to Open Range Beef, a company registered in Bellevue.