Mobile Slaughter Units

In 1970, the retail share of the consumer purchase of beef was 23 percent, today it is over 50 percent. Slaughtering and marketing your beef and livestock could offer you the opportunity to gain some of the retail share of the consumer meat purchases for your farm or ranch. There are currently 8 mobile plants in operation for poultry and 8 for livestock.

  Farm Packer Retail Top 4
1970 62.3% 14.7% 22.9% 33.0%
1980 60.8% 11.8% 27.3% 35.7%
1990 61.1% 7.1% 31.8% 71.6%
2000 49.5% 10.7% 39.8% 81.0%
2009 40.6% 9.2% 50.2% 80.0%

Please let us know how we can help! 
E-mail: markets@state.co.us
Phone: (303) 869-9170