Otte Packing * Custom Processing Facility
Clinton, Nebraska

Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming & Colorado
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10.15 Acres
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Custom Processing & Retail Meats * Quality Smoked Products

Servicing Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming & Colorado

10.15 Acres * Two Walk in Freezers * 65 Head Beef Capacity

5,656 Sq Ft Floor Plan * Slant Side Shop * Quonset Shop

Inquiries to Philip Rosfeld, Broker, Western View Real Estate

308-432-6828 Day or Night 308-430-5151

Equipment Includes

Risco Stuffer - Portion/Link Control * Daniels 200# Dual Action Quad Mixer

Biro 44 Band Saw * Kent Master Band Saw * 1 Ton Shackle Hoist * ½ Ton Spreader Hoist

Hobart 56 Grinder/Plates - 15 HP * Rail Scale * Floor Scales

Tumblers * Label Makers * Package Scale * Hotsey Power Washer

Bohn Air Unit for the Compressor Room * Jeros Utensil Washer * Radiant Heat

Rainii Auxiliary Hot Water Heater * Private Well * Private Waste Management


Type of operation
Otte Packing, est 1958, is a family-owned, custom meat processing facility. An average of 20 head of beef plus hogs are processed at the Clinton, NE facility on a weekly basis, along with retail meats and quality smoked products.

The facility, owned by David and Alice Otte is located at Clinton, NE 69343 along Nebraska State Highway 20 in Sheridan County. Clinton is located 38 Miles East of Chadron, NE, 158 Miles South East of Rapid City, SD and 100 Miles West of Valentine, NE. The large sign is hard to miss with a statue of a black steer that represents well fed prime beef. The facility has highway frontage that runs through the famed Sandhills (Home of A Million Cattle) and across the width of the State of Nebraska. Otte Packing is well known in the four state regions, servicing Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.

Product range
The facility processes beef and pork. A full range of both fresh and processed meats are sold through the retail part of the operation.

Marketing strategy
Otte Packing is focused primarily on custom processing to local and regional producers. Open Monday through Friday, closed Sunday, with product pick up available by appointment only. Product sales take place on site. Wild game processing is no longer available at this facility with referrals going to nearby wild game processing plants. A website is planned to reach a broader market however this well established business has enjoyed a solid reputation and word of mouth to procure business. Beef processing is currently scheduled 2 to 3 months in advance. Otte Packing proudly supports FFA & 4-H. There is no regional competition for a facility of this size. Membership in the Nebraska Association of Meat Producers.

The facility consists of a 5,656 Sq Ft building complex including walk in freezers and two metal shop buildings, one slant sided and one Quonset style, all on 10.15 Acres. Facility, outbuildings, and land are also owned by David and Alice Otte. The building is subdivided into a sales office, processing area, coolers, kill floor, offal room, storage, freezers, smokehouse, employee lockers, and compressor room. Customer and employee parking is next to the loading dock. The livestock pens are kept open for deliveries.

Electrical power is provided by the North West Nebraska Public Power District. Natural gas is from Black Hills Energy. Phone service is Century Link. The coolers and freezers are serviced by Freon based compressors in conjunction with a Bohn Air Unit for the Compressor Room.

There are two large walk-in freezers for finished product, one utilized for beef and processed meats and the other for pork. There is a large cooler for hanging carcasses and fresh product serviced by a rail system. There are also dry storage areas for supplies such as paper, boxes, salt, spices, casings and packing materials and separate dry storage areas for cleaning and chemical storage.

The facility orders supplies from several different supply companies. Beef and pork are purchased for the production of  retail meats and quality smoked products.  Deliveries are accepted during working hours.

Waste management
Offal is shared with a similiar sized facility owned by the Otte Family in Valentine.

The plant employs up to six permanent part time employees with an after business hours employee to handle the cleaning duties.  The facility is managed by owner/operator David Otte. Book keeping is handled by the manager with an off-site accountant. Employees are on site Monday through Friday and supervised by the manager. Food safety trainings are performed by the manager. On the job training including Standard Operating Procedures for processed meats for new employees is done by the manager and experienced employees.

Quality control
The plant does not have an up to date HACCP plan and is NOT federally inspected

Visitor policy
Retail customers are not allowed in the processing areas, but those ordering custom processing may ask for a tour of the plant. Restrooms are not for public use and general tours are not given. Representatives from equipment and ingredient distributors occasionally visit the facility by appointment.

Equipment Inventory

Risco Stuffer - Portion/Link Control

Daniels 200# Dual Action Quad Mixer

Biro 44 Band Saw * Kent Master Band Saw * 1 Ton Shackle & ½ Ton Spreader Hoists

Hobart 56 Grinder/Plates - 15 HP * Rail Scale * Floor Scales

Tumblers * Label Makers * Package Scale * Hotsey Power Washer

Bohn Air Unit for the Compressor Room * Radiant Heat * Rainii Auxiliary HW Heater * Jeros Utensil Washer




Nebraska Agriculture

A cooperative effort of the

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

USDA, NASS, Nebraska Field Office,

Nebraska Bankers Association

February 2016

(Source: USDA NASS, Lincoln, NE; Phone 402-437-5541.)

Nebraska's Top National Rankings

1st Beef and veal exports, 2014 - $1,128,700,000

Cash receipts from meat animals, 2014 - $13,885,411

Commercial red meat production, 2015 - 7,470,600,000 lbs. (3,388,607,159 kg)

Commercial cattle slaughter, 2015 - 6,575,100 head

All cattle on feed, Jan. 1, 2016 - 2,520,000 head

Great Northern bean production, 2015 - 763,000 cwt.

(38,762,189 kg)

Popcorn production, 2012 - 353,711,118 lbs. (160,440,651 kg)

Irrigated acres of cropland, 2012 - 8,225,973acres (3,328,933 ha)

2nd All cattle and calves, Jan. 1, 2016 - 6,450,000 head

Pinto bean production, 2015 - 1,878,000 cwt. (95,406,804 kg)

Proso millet production, 2015 - 3,298,000 bushels (116,218 m3)

Light red kidney bean production, 2015 - 298,000 cwt.

(15,139,098 kg)

Bison, Dec. 31, 2012 - 23,152 head

3rd Corn for grain production, 2015 - 1,692,750,000 bushels

(59,650,936 m3)

Cash receipts from all farm commodities, 2014 - $24,942,122,000

Corn exports, 2014 - $1,212,400,000

4th Cash receipts from all livestock and products, 2014, - $14,531,158,000

Cash receipts from all crops, 2014 - $10,410,964,000

All dry edible bean production, 2015 - 3,117,000 cwt.

(158,350,910 kg)

Beef Cows, Jan. 1, 2015 - 1,786,000 head

Land in farms and ranches, 2014 - 45,200,000 acres (18,291,791 ha)

Alfalfa hay production, 2015 - 3,400,000 tons (3,084,428,116 kg)

Grain sorghum production, 2015 - 23,040,000 bushels (811,908 m3)

Soybean production, 2015 - 305,660,000 bushels (10,771,174 m3)

5th Agricultural exports, 2014 - $7,262,200,000

Soybean exports, 2014 - $1,728,600,000

All Hay, production, 2015 - 6,360,000 tons (5,769,694,946 kg)

6th Harvested acres of principal crops, 2015 - 19,175,000 acres (7,759,847 ha)

All hogs and pigs on farms, Dec. 1, 2015 - 3,300,000 head

Sugar beet production, 2015 - 1,329,000 tons (1,205,648,519 kg)

7th Sunflower production, 2015 - 79,410,000 lbs. (36,019,770 kg)

Commercial hog slaughter, 2015 - 7,934,000 head

Oat production, 2015 - 2,680,000 bushels (94,440 m3)

Winter wheat production, 2015 - 45,980,000 bushels (1,620,292 m3)


Nebraska Ag Facts

 Cash receipts from farm marketings contributed almost $25 billion to Nebraska's economy in 2014 and 5.9 percent of the U.S. total.

 Nebraska's ten leading commodities (in order of value) for 2014 cash receipts are cattle and calves, corn, soybean, hogs, wheat, dairy products, chicken eggs, hay, dry bean and potatoes.

 Every dollar in agricultural exports generates $1.27 in economic activities such as transportation, financing, warehousing and production. Nebraska's $7.2 billion in agricultural exports in

2014 translates into $9.2 billion in additional economic activity.

 Nebraska's top five agricultural exports in 2014 were soybean and soybean meal, corn, beef and veal, feeds and fodder, and hides and skins.

 Nebraska had 49,100 farms and ranches during 2014; the average operation consisted of 921 acres (373 ha).

 In 2014, Nebraska had 25 operating ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 2.125 billion gallons. Nebraska ranked 2nd among states in ethanol production and utilized 43% of

the state's 2014 corn crop.

 Livestock or poultry operations were found on 49% of Nebraska farms.

 The top five counties ranked by agricultural sales in the 2012 Census were Cuming, Custer, Dawson, Lincoln and Phelps.

 In 2011, Nebraska was eighth nationally in certified organic cropland acres (129,858) (52,551 ha.) and eighth in certified organic pasture acres (53,174) (21,518 ha).

 1 in 4 jobs in Nebraska is related to agriculture.

 The average age of a Nebraska principal operator was 55.7 in 2012.

 During the 5-year period between 2007 and 2012, Nebraska experienced a 5% increase in the number of farms and a 10% increase in the number of new farmers.

 From east to west, Nebraska experiences a 4,584 foot elevation difference and the average annual precipitation decreases by one inch every 25 miles, allowing Nebraska to have a diverse

agricultural industry from one side of the state to the other.


Nebraska's Natural Resources

 Nebraska's farms and ranches utilize 45.3 million acres - 92% of the state's total land area.

 Nebraska is fortunate to have aquifers below it. If poured over the surface of the state, the water in those aquifers would have a depth of 37.9 feet. Of the total cropland harvested during

2012, 44 percent was irrigated.

 Nearly 24,000 miles of rivers and streams add to Nebraska's bountiful natural resources.

 There are nearly 23 million acres (9,307,806 ha) of rangeland and pastureland in Nebraska - half of which are in the Sandhills.


(Source: USDA NASS, Lincoln, NE; Phone 402-437-5541.)

Additional Resources

Nebraska Beef Council


Nebraska Cattleman


Nebraska Association of Meat Processors

Inquiries to Philip Rosfeld, Broker, Western View Real Estate

Licensed Nebraska/South Dakota

308-432-6828 Day or Night 308-430-5151


Listing Agency

Western View Real Estate

269 Main Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
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