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Retailer Seeks Permit to Build Beef Plant in Eastern Kansas


OLATHE, Kan. (Drovers) – A new beef production plant could be coming to eastern Kansas. According to, a website about the beef business, a mystery company wants to build a large facility in Olathe.

If approved, the project would result in the construction of a state-of-the art beef production facility in southwest Olathe, employing nearly 700 workers. The plant would not slaughter animals, but process and pack beef into retail-ready products. Animals would be raised and slaughtered in another state.

Last week, the Olathe City Council received a request for $257 million in industrial revenue bonds. The request was submitted by a large accounting firm that was not at liberty to divulge the name of their client. (Read more from