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New co-op processes culled deer for food bank

The Havre Food Bank received a few hundred pounds of venison harvested from local deer culled as part of the City of Havre's Urban Deer Population Management Plan, deer that were processed in the newly opened Montana Premium Processing Cooperative.

Havre Animal Control Officer Pete Federspiel picked up the nearly 250 pounds of venison Friday morning to be carted off to the food bank, a donation he said wouldn't be possible without the co-op's help.

"We don't have a processor in Havre so their involvement is what is really making this possible," Federspiel said.

He said when the city was puttin...

 

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