Nicholas Meat FYI

Celebrating Earth Day Every Day. Nicholas Meat’s Commitment to Sustainability

March 30, 2024

Earth Day 2024 is just around the corner but at Nicholas Meat, it’s treated like any other day. Why? Because we don’t think about sustainability once a year – we live and breathe the practice daily throughout our operation. Founded more than 30 years ago in the beautiful Sugar Valley of central Pennsylvania, Nicholas Meat provides jobs to more than 425 hard-working employees and supports area farmers by providing a market for their cattle.

Did You Know? Beef Is Sustainable

February 20, 2024

U.S. cattle farmers and ranchers produce the most sustainable beef in the world through decades of improvement and innovation. According to the University of California-Davis CLEAR Center, the U.S. is expected to produce three times more beef in 2024 with 87.15 million head of cattle, the lowest since 1951. The industry is producing more beef with fewer cattle through improved breeding, better nutrition and health, genetics and breeding, and other management practices.

One Year In – Conservation Reserve Makes Headway

November 3, 2022

The Nicholas Meat Conservation Reserve is growing and thriving. Completed in October 2021, the site is located in the 100-year floodway of Bald Eagle creek in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County. The reserve totals more than 12 acres and is home to almost 2,500 trees and a wide variety of native wetland grasses.

Understanding Water Usage and the Permit Process

September 30, 2022

The quantity and quality of water are important to everyone in the community. Water is also crucial to all food processing facilities, including Nicholas Meat. Nicholas Meat appreciates public concern about water, and we address ...

Pennsylvania Dairy: A Valuable Industry

June 6, 2022

The rolling hills of Pennsylvania are often dotted with cows out to pasture. According to the Center for Dairy Excellence, Pennsylvania is ranked 8th in milk production nationally, with the Commonwealth’s 474,000 cows producing more ...

5 Surprising Facts about the Sustainability of Beef and Dairy

April 8, 2022

Earth Day is an annual opportunity to think about what each of us can do to help our planet. To those engaged in food and agriculture, environmental stewardship is a daily commitment. It’s also one ...

What’s the Story on Winter Application of FPR?

February 8, 2022

Many have asked if the land application of Food Processing Residuals (FPR) during periods of inclement winter weather is permitted. Simply put, yes, it is. Nicholas Meat and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...

Conservation Reserve Completed!

November 23, 2021

We’re so excited to check this off the list – development of the Nicholas Meat Conservation Reserve is complete. This new conservation site is compensation for the forested riparian buffer and watercourse impacts that will occur ...

Where is the Conservation Reserve Located and Why?

June 15, 2021

With the building of the Sustainable Resource Facility (SRF) along Route 880 near Loganton, a new conservation area will be developed by Nicholas Meat as compensation for the forested riparian buffer and watercourse impacts that ...

Water Quality and Quantity

April 28, 2021

Nicholas Meat appreciates the concern about water, and we address some of the more common questions about water quantity and quality below. It is important to note that hauling sanitary sewage to area treatment facilities will end when the new Sustainable Resource Facility (SRF) is operational and the land application of Food Processing Residuals (FPR) will be dramatically reduced. 

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