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2023 Pricing

Slaughter and Processing Services

  • Slaughter and Processing Services

    • Chickens
      • Whole – $7 each
      •  Cut-up – $9 each (1 vacuum sealed package)
        • Necks – $0.15 each
        •  Hearts – $0.10 each
        •  Livers – $0.25 each
        • Gizzards – $0.50 each
        • Feet/Paws (unprocessed) – $0.25 each
    • Guinea 
      • Whole – $7 each
      •  Cut-up – $9 each (1 vacuum sealed package)
        • Necks – $0.15 each
        •  Hearts – $0.10 each
        •  Livers – $0.25 each
        • Gizzards – $0.50 each
        • Feet/Paws (unprocessed) – $0.25 each
    • Turkeys – Poly Bag/Shrink/Vacuum Sealed
      • Whole up to 19 lbs. (packaged weight) – $15 each
      • Whole 20-24 lbs. (packaged weight) – $18 each
      • Whole 25 – 28 lbs. & up (packaged weight) – $21 each
      • Whole 29 lbs. & up (packaged weight) – $1/pound
        • Necks – $0.30 each
        • Hearts – $0.20 each
        • Livers – $0.50 each
        • Gizzards – $0.50 each
        • Tails – $0.50 each
    • Waterfowl
        • Meat Ducklings (7, 12.5, & 18 weeks) – $12 each
        • Muscovy Ducklings (7, 12.5, & 18 weeks) – $15 each
        • Gosling (9, 15 & 20 weeks) – $15 each
          •  Necks – $0.30 each
          • Hearts – $0.20 each
          • Livers – $0.50 each
          • Gizzards – $0.50 each
          • Feet/Paws – $0.25 each
    • Rabbits
      • Whole – $7 each
      • Standard Cut-up – $9 each
        •  Hearts – $0.10 each
        • Livers -$0.25 each
        • Kidneys for both- $0.15 each
        • Rabbit Hide Returned – $1 each
    • Additional Fees
      • Waterfowl older than specific ages listed
      • Turkeys well over the normal weights
      • Extra Vacuum packages with labels $2 each
      • Line fee $1.50 and up
      • Extra or excessive services

    Appointment Guide

    • Feed Withdrawal– All feed sources should be removed at least 18-24 hours before slaughter. Poultry and Rabbits should be supplied with WATER only during the withdrawal period. Feed withdrawal ensures that there is minimal fecal matter remaining in the animal at the time of slaughter. This makes the slaughter process cleaner and more sanitary as well as eliminate the possibility of having to trim meat or condemn the whole animal.
    • Catching and Loading– It is especially important to catch and load animals in the calmest manner possible. Always pick birds up and hold by the body or by the feet, NEVER by the wings. Always pick rabbits up by placing one hand the rabbit’s chest. Begin to lift. Scoop the other hand under the rabbit’s rear, keeping the tail between your hand and his/her genital area, NEVER pick a rabbit up by its ears. Problems that could occur while loading your animals include wing bruising, smothering, heat stress, broken bones and escaping. Any abuse of animals will not be tolerated. Abuse includes kicking, carrying the animals in unnatural positions, overcrowding, starvation, or indifference to suffering.
    • Holding and Transportation– You will need to transport your own animals and leave them at our facility in your cages (ask us about options if you need cages). Rabbits are best transported in Rabbit carrying cages with bottoms (no wood chips or sawdust). Poultry are best transported in poultry coops. PLEASE, NO CARDBOARD BOXES! We recommend crating after dark or before dawn and not stacking your crates more than four high. We recommend allowing plenty of space to avoid suffocation. We are not responsible for deaths which result from poor packing. More animals are condemned or killed from not transporting properly than any other reason. Mainly because of suffocation from being packed to tightly. Any abuse of animals will not be tolerated. We cannot process diseased, dead, or dying animals. Do not overcrowd your crates; in case of inclement weather, make sure your animals are protected but still receive adequate ventilation. Heat stress and crowding can kill your animals.
    • Arrival at Facility/Plant– Once at the plant follow signs for unloading, there will be an area for cages with animals and an area for coolers. Please mark your coolers and cages with tag or labels that animals cannot chew off and your cooler with labels that will not peel off easily. Please use your Full name, Address and Phone number. Please do not bring too many or too few animals. We schedule our workdays very carefully to ensure we have enough work for our employees and maintain a safe working environment. Upon arrival and before unloading, you are expected to check in to fill out processing paperwork.
    • Schedule:
      •  Saturday
        • 6:00 am – 7:00 am – DROP-OFF
        • 7:45 am – 8:00 am LIVE INSPECTION
        • 8:00 am – SLAUGHTER
      • Sunday
        •  FURTHER PROCESSING (CUTTING & PACKAGING)
        • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PICK-UP
      • Monday
        • 9:00 am – 11:00 am PICK-UP

    We will notify you of your balance owed when we contact you for pick-up. Please bring exact CASH (no checks, no credit/debit cards)!

    • Dirty &/or Injured Animals– Birds with dirty breasts and keels (breastbone) may be delayed until the last batch to avoid cross contamination. If you have birds that sit around all day and eat, the skin on the breast may have ‘acne’ appearance – follicles with embedded dirt. If any have injuries to their breast, we might cut it away. If you have too many roosters, some of the hens may have skin damage. Birds will eat anything shiny, glass, screws, electrical contact, plastic pieces, fence staples, and gun shells. These all can damage the wall of the gizzard and the muscles of the meat. Rabbit with dirty hides may be delayed until the last batch to avoid cross contamination.
    • Diseased Animals– We will condemn animals that are not healthy; this could include cavity fluid, diseased organs, etc. The fee will remain the same and no credit will be given. If there is any question about the health or quality of the animals, the facility and/or the inspector will determine if they will be condemned or delayed for slaughter. There will be a charge for sanitation and disposal if you bring sick or diseased animals. There are always runty birds, especially in the Cornish Crosses and Broad-Breasted Turkey lines. They are not sick; they just do not thrive very well.
    • What to Expect Back– YOUR MEAT! All animals are carefully traced throughout the process, so you are guaranteed the return of your meat.
    • Product Pick-up– Your finished product must be picked at your appointment time. We are not responsible for meat left past scheduled pick-up times. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN AWAY PICK-UP, IF FOOD SAFETY IS A CONCERN. WE DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANIMALS, CAGES OR MEAT LEFT AT OUR FACILITY!
    • Payment– Payment for services is expected at pickup. Payment should be in cash. When your product is finished, we will contact you with a total amount due and schedule your pick-up appointment.
    • Product Transportation – Please bring containers such as boxes, a cooler or a plastic tote along with ice to keep the product cold for the ride home. We do provide ice, but you may need to purchase more. We have found that a 48-quart cooler holds between 10-15 individual animals. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN AWAY PICK-UP IF FOOD SAFETY IS A CONCERN. WE DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEAT AFTER IT LEAVES OUR FACILITY!!!

    WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON

    Important Notes about Avian Influenza
    Please Read!
    All poultry owners, regardless of size and business structure, should familiarize themselves with signs of illness and call the State Veterinarian’s Office if they see:
    Nasal discharge
    Difficulty breathing
    Lethargy
    Discolored wattles or combs
    Sudden death
    If you notice any of these symptoms in your flock prior to your slaughter date we ask that you DO NOT bring your birds. Please report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to State/Federal officials.
    Transporting any birds with these symptoms would be devastating to our own operation and the many producers that come into contact with our facility.
    Your flock will be checked upon arrival by both the poultry manager and inspector. If there are any signs of illness related to Avian Influenza your birds will be rejected.
    We maintain a bio-security measures on our property. We take any necessary precautions to avoid contracting or spreading this devastating disease and it is our hope that you do too.