Chris Wright, one of the owners of Trackside Butcher Shoppe in the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg, along with John Edwards, reports the demand for custom processing of beef, pork and lamb has been high. In fact, it’s been better than they expected. The owners hope to receive their United States Department of Agriculture inspection soon, after which they can begin to sell retail products. Wright enters the cooler, where the meat can age for up to 21 days. This was about a million dollar investment, and Wright and Edwards received help from Henry and surrounding counties’ agricultural development fund to get it going. Also crucial is the ongoing support that community members have shown.
Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened in the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright. Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.