Great POV video on processing meaties

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Buster52, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a cool video done by a friend of mine done at Polyface farm. Really makes the whole thing look easy!
     
  2. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great video, thanks for sharing.
    I use the Polyface technique I gleaned from their earlier videos. They do a good job. No wasted motions.
     
  3. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome. And I know what you mean. Grady Phelan (the guy in the vid) was involved in some of the earlier Featherman videos of Polyface processing. I've had the great fortune of helping him process when he was back here in Oklahoma, so got to see him process first hand. He is incredibly fast and efficient.

    Like I said, he makes it look easy.
     
  4. Chad Cool

    Chad Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wHO BUYS all those chicken? Does he sell them to peole he knows or stores? I'm thinking of doing something like that but need more Info.
     
  5. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an awesome video. :3 I hope I can do half as well on my chickens come processing day!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I like his knife. Nice and sharp.
     
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    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

     
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  8. Chad Cool

    Chad Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who does he sell his meat birds too? I would love to do something like this but finding the market is my question.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The public...

    He has a farm store. Google Polyface Farms.

    This is not something that is profitable for the most of us. He is second generation into the farming business at least. It would take years and years (probably even many decades) to ever earn a profit from raising meat birds.
    Here you have the birds processed by a processing plant to sell meat to the public.

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  10. Todd S

    Todd S Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm confused by this

    "This is not something that is profitable for the most of us."

    Joel has a book that tells you what to do, he has another farming and marketing book. They walk you through how to do it.

    Check out bowhunters thread.

    61 day old chicks ate 22.55lbs of feed per chick and averaged 7.14lbs processed. $.34 per pound of feed is $7.66 + $2.25 shipped for chicks = $9.91 cost with a retail of $21.42 ($3/lb)

    I'd say that is really profitable.

    His 42 day batch was smaller so only $3.18 profit per bird on those.
     

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