Resources for Evaluation of Mobile Slaughter Options
In January 2010, FSIS put on two webinars (Red Meat and Poultry) on Mobile Slaughter Units, and they are both available online now: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Reg_Education_Videos/index.asp
The draft of the Mobile Slaughter Compliance Guidelines, here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Compliance_Guide_Mobile_Slaughter.pdf
Mobile slaughter and processing units are now in operation around the country. Here is some basic information and contacts for each unit. http://www.extension.org/pages/Mobile_slaughter%2Fprocessing_units_currently_in_operation
Report from FSMIP Grant to Wyoming for: Mobile Slaughter Unit for Wyoming, Assessment of Need and Values, July 1, 2004
The project represents a collaborative effort to determine need and application for a mobile slaughter unit, and consists of three projects and objectives: 1) develop and administer a survey of agriculture producers (beef, hog and lamb) in the State of Wyoming to determine need and practicability of a mobile slaughter unit; (2) determine the status of meat processing plants currently in the State of Wyoming, their status of operation and USDA certifications; and (3) prepare a cost analysis to determine the economic impacts of such a unit, including options of financing, economic comparison of how meat is processed today versus utilizing a mobile machine; and exploring economics of capitalizing on by-products.
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