Frame Architecture, Inc is part of the design team for the $400 million new multi-specie meat processing plant just north of Yerington, NV and will be developed on approximately 1700 acres located in un-incorporated area of Lyon County just east of the historic Wabuska Train Depot.
The primary meat processing facility consists of three proposed independent plants with approximately 800 feet of separation between each plant. The first plant is a 106,822 square foot area for the processing of up to 2,000 hogs per day (one shift operation). This component consist of a kill floor, quick freeze freezer, storage freezer, processing and packaging area, prepared meals kitchen, smoke rooms, and freezer storage area. The second component is a 122,240 square foot area for the processing of up to 1,500 cattle per day (one shift operation). This component consists of similar facilities as the hog processing plant. These two plants are connected by a 74,750 square foot storage and shipping facility. The third component is a 31,440 square foot area for the processing of up to 1,000 sheep or 1,000 goats per day (one shift operation) along with a religious kill area for the processing of ethnic religious meat products. This component consists of a kill floor and quick freeze freezer, fabrication area, with all other elements provided in the cattle plant. The facilities are being designed with state of the art technology and will meet, or exceed, United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) and European Union (EU) meat processing plant standards. Hides will be salted and shipped to an off-site tanning plant from a basement room below/or adjacent to each kill floor.
Adjacent to the main processing plant building are a series of covered settling corrals for each species. Each settling corral holds one truck load of animals (cattle settling corrals hold up to 80 cows each, hog settling corrals hold up to 240 hogs each, and sheep/goat settling corrals hold up to 330 sheep/goats each). The settling corrals will be rubber stall mats, and/or, natural odorless organic bedding over concrete and will hold two full days worth of production for each species. Stalls and concrete alleyways will be washed down at least once a day with manure, urine, and wash down water being collected in an underground piping system and conveyed to onsite Bio-digesters. The settling corrals will hold animals for a maximum 48 hour period after unloading from trucks to allow animals to relax from the stress of transport. There are 40 cattle settling corrals that can hold up 80 head per corral for a total of 3,200 head of cattle, 40 hog settling corrals that can hold up to 240 head per corral for a total of 9,600 head of hogs (equivalent to 384 head of cattle), and there are 8 sheep/goat settling corrals that can hold up to 330 head per corral for a total of 2,640 head of sheep or goats (equivalent to 27 head of cattle).
In addition to the cattle settling corrals an additional cattle inventory corral area of 168 inventory corrals, with capacity of 80 head of cattle per corral, provides for an additional 13,340 head of cattle (9 working days of inventory). The cattle inventory corrals will be rubber stall mats, and/or, natural odorless organic bedding over concrete with concrete alleyways. Inventory corrals will be washed down at least once per day and waste collected in an underground piping system that will transport waste to onsite Bio-digesters. A 77.2 acre hog farm is proposed on the easterly side of the project, south from the cattle inventory corrals. The hog farm has 73 enclosed hog barns, each with a capacity of 250 hogs. This results in a maximum of 18,250 hogs on the farm at any given time (7,300 equivalent head of cattle). The hog barns will have rubber stall mats, and/or, natural odorless organic bedding over concrete and will be washed down at least once a day. Waste will be collect in an underground piping system and transported to onsite Bio-digesters.
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