USDA(Cody) – A Cody business is on track to become the first slaughterhouse in Wyoming licensed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture increasing its ability to reach retail outlets and brand Wyoming beef for sale beyond the state’s borders.

The Cody Enterprise reports Wyoming Legacy Meats is working to obtain USDA licensing by April.

After that, the company intends to partner with ranches across Wyoming to slaughter, process, market and distribute beef.

Opening the first USDA-approved slaughter and processing facility in the state will make it easier for Wyoming ranchers to cumulatively brand and market beef both in-state and outside Wyoming.