Meat and Seafood Processing
Allendale Beef, Allendale, MI — Feasibility study and business plan for $15 million cooperative cull cow slaughter and processing facility in Roswell, New Mexico, for. Conducted extensive procurement research in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
Avery Foods — Conducted feasibility study, business plan and marketing plan and was instrumental in developing a new shrimp processed product made from gulf shrimp harvested by local shrimp producers. Developed design of a $2 million plant to process shrimp and made initial marketing contacts with Sysco and HEB grocery stores. Prepared a 2006 USDA Value Added Producer Grant application, which was awarded for $150,000.
“Cindy was able to see my vision for a new product and help me find the technology and markets that could implement it. Her contacts in the industry, ability to see the big picture, and development of key strategies for each business area, were crucial in getting my new project through the planning stage and into initial production.”
Bernabe Aparicio, Owner
Bowers Shrimp, Palacios, TX — Feasibility study, business plan and $300,000 USDA Value- Added Producer Grant application.
Bowers Catfish, Palacios, TX — Feasibility study, business plan and $300,000 USDA Value- Added Producer Grant application.
CVR, Oklahoma City, OK — Feasibility study and business plan for $12 million finish cattle and cull cow slaughter and processing facility for CVR. Completed survey of feedlots in Oklahoma, Southern Kansas, and North and West Texas and conducted an in-depth procurement analysis. Worked with several branded beef programs, national restaurant chains, and other alliance groups to develop marketing and procurement opportunities through these programs. Developed a business plan to form an alliance partnership with Express Beef, which resulted in a new branded beef procurement and marketing program.
Double J Meats, Pierce, CO — Developed a business plan and assisted the company in securing a $1 million loan to expand the processing floor.
Express Meats, Oklahoma City, OK — Business plan for $15 million beef carcass processing facility. This project incorporated the current business of Express Meats with future sales to customers of Prairieland, Arkansas City, and other potential markets.
“In addition to my role as CFO for Express Meat Co., Inc, I have also been a partner in a CPA firm for 16 years. I have seen many business plans over the years and thought the one Cindy prepared was the best I had ever seen. We were under a tight timeframe for completion of the business plan and she delivered the completed product within our deadlines.”
Sherry Dale, CPA
CFO, Express Meat Co.
Harper Beef Processors, Harper, KS — Business plan and feasibility study for Harper Beef Processors. Develop and renovate existing processing facility for slaughter and further processing.
Highlander Poultry and Meats of Texas, Lubbock, TX — Business audit and management re-structuring for. Grant proposal, 2004--$50,000 grant awarded by Market Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.
“Cindy opened up a whole new world to me by accessing and acquiring grants for my company that has had a major impact on my bottom line. Her style is soft, but results-driven; and also creative, insightful, and resourceful, yet cost effective.”
Jeff Highlander, President & Entrepreneur
Highlander Poultry & Meat of Texas, Inc.
Holder Brothers Beef, Atlus, OK — Feasibility study and Value Added Producer Grant for natural beef retail outlets; awarded $300,000.
Lamb Marketing Specialties — Conducted feasibility study, business plan and marketing plan and developed a cooperative to market hair sheep meat and hides for the Texas Hair Sheep Association. Prepared a 2005 USDA Value Added Producer Grant application, which was awarded for over $94,000.
“Cindy helped us to quickly and easily develop a strategy and a business model to obtain a USDA grant and form a marketing co-op. She was able to help us open doors and move quickly to take advantage of timely niche marketing opportunities that will increase our profitability and accomplish our goals.”
Clinton Hodges, President
Lamb Marketing Specialties
Maverick Ranch Natural Meats, Denver, CO — Business development and grant writing efforts for Maverick Ranch, one of the largest companies in the U.S. selling natural beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. Worked to develop additional plants for processing natural beef.
Red Rock Premium Beef, Hydro, OK - Preparation of a USDA Value-Added Grant application to expand its natural beef product market opportunities. The company was awarded $48,415 in 2014.
Texas Aquaculture Cooperative, Markham, TX — Feasibility study, business plan and preparation of a 2008 USDA Value-Added Grant Application. The company was awarded $300,000 through the USDA grant program.
Three H Cattle Company, Clarendon, TX — Feasibility Study, business plan, and preparation of a 2012 USDA Value-Added Grant application to expand its natural beef product market opportunities.
Quality Beef Producers Cooperative, Adams County, WI — Feasibility study, business plan, offering documents, financing, and on-going consulting services for $30 million finish cattle and cull cow slaughter and processing facility.
“The time, expertise and skill of Westar Trade Resources have been an invaluable asset to me as we have planned and executed the goals of this project.”
Randy Jones, Chairman
Quality Beef Producers Coop.
Zanios Foods, Albuquerque, NM — Grant proposal for $150,000 grant awarded by Market Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.