About Straka Meats
Straka Meats began as Plain Produce and Locker Plant on March 1st 1948. Owned by Pete Goodman (Eileen Goodman Straka's Uncle). James and Eileen Straka came to Plain from northern Wisconsin in 1951 to work. One year later in 1952 they purchased the plant.
The plant was used for chicken processing and buying and selling of eggs. In the early 1960's James changed the plant over to beef and pork processing. At the same time he added the large variety of hickory smoked sausages to his retail store. In 1976 James added a a large slaughter floor, a sausage room, processing room and two large coolers for dry aging beef. This was done to keep up with customer demand.
James had two sons John and Jim that continued the family business after his death in 1980. After a few years the name was changed to Straka Meats Inc. Growing year after year they remodeled their entire retail store and updated equipment in 1999. They have built up their customer base with hard work and dedication to making a great product. All of the sausage products in the retail store are recipes that John and Jim have created and made their own. They have won numerous awards with these recipes. They always were making sure their customers got the best quality and had a great experience when they are in the store. If you are bringing in a beef or hog for slaughter or just stopping by to see the store, they have made sure that you feel welcome. That is why people call Straka Meats their go to meat plant.
January 1st, 2012 Jim retired after many years of hard work. John and his son Andy have now become partners in business. Straka Meats is now a 3rd generation business that is looking forward to keeping our wonderful customer base.