Wisconsin River Meats
N5340 Highway HH
Mauston, WI 53948
Phone: (608) 847-7413
Fax: (608) 847-3723
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Text the word: WRMEATS To: 72727
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Hours of OperationOnline Shopping 24/7/365
Mon. - Fri.: 8am - 5pm
Sat.: 8am - 4pm
Sun.: 11am - 1pm
In 1978 the Hamm family of rural Mauston built a meat processing plant to accommodate local livestock producers and sell products using their time tested family recipes.
In 1989 the business was sold while operating at full capacity and the Hamm family set its sights on building a new processing plant. A partner agreement was formed between John D. Hamm and former employee David A. Mauer.
John and Dave started this business in 1990. They didn't have any capital to draw on and both worked full time at Coloma Meats and Provisions as salesmen.
They started by processing deer during the hunting season out of John's garage and hauling skinned out beef hides 75 miles to a tanning facility.
Looking at the corn field next to the garage they thought "if we build it they will come". By 1993 a small 2,000 square foot processing plant was built and the name Wisconsin River Meats was decided on due to the proximity of the Wisconsin River and Castle Rock Lake.
There have been subsequent additions to the plant over the last few years including a recent large scale renovation. Now the plant is over 8,500 square feet and is equipped with the latest in meat processing technology.
We have over 20 full time year-round employees and grow up to 35 full time employees during Holidays and the Wisconsin wild game hunting season.
Our mission now is "to produce quality, safe, and fun food products; and to market them effectively so you can enjoy them!"
Wisconsin River Meats custom processes beef, pork and other species for farmers and livestock producers throughout Wisconsin. Sportsmen throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest also recognize Wisconsin River Meats as one of the leading game processors in the State.
We process deer all year round and make many varieties of our great tasting venison sausages.
We also process elk, moose, buffalo, caribou, antelope and bear for sportsmen and domestic game producers, and we cure and smoke wild turkeys and fish for anglers and smoke and package fish for area fish farms.