Alleghany Meats is broadening horizons

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FORKS OF THE WATER — In last week’s article about Alleghany Meats, outgoing chair Allen Ervin said, “With a state-of-the-art facility, an excellent work force, a financially secure company, and a marketing/sales force working through The Highland Center, one has to be excited about the future of the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center.” New board chair Caroline Smith agrees. “Alleghany Meats has a bright future. The recent survey of customers has shown us that people are happy with our quality – […]

Ag Center Board Reflects on Changes, Challenges

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MONTEREY — Almost nine years in the making, Alleghany Meats celebrated an anniversary on Tuesday, April 5 — four years since the first animals were processed at the facility. Back in 2011, when Lloyd Bird was board chair for the facility’s umbrella limited liability company, the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center, he discussed the goals. “We very much wanted it to be like a cooperative, producer-driven. We knew if the producers were not behind it, the likelihood of success diminished,” he […]

Alleghany Meats Staff Dedicated to Customers’ Needs

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FORKS OF THE WATER — Alleghany Meats has been serving the region four years now, and there have been many changes over that time. The USDA-inspected slaughter, value-added processing facility, which opened in 2012, was formed to provide quality meat processing options in the Allegheny Highlands and bring producers and consumers closer together. Currently, there are eight on staff, including Josh Moyers, operations manager and butcher; Troy Snead, officer manager; and Dale McCusker Jr., lead meat cutter. The rest of […]

Alleghany Meats Featured in Virginia Farming Spotlight

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WVPT Reporter Amy Roscher visited the plant in December and discussed the benefit of having a small scale plant available to producers in this region.

Ag Center to trade as Alleghany Meats

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By John Bruce • Staff Writer   FORKS OF THE WATER — A new name, Alleghany Meats, will usher in the opening day of business for the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center next Thursday, April 5. “We decided to add a trading-as name for the company,” explained Chris Fuller, general manager of the center. “Alleghany Meats was added to Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center because it is easier to say, remember, and find from a customer standpoint.” The center’s management “stuck with the […]