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Someone to butcher birds in NE TN or SW VA or W NC???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tikidoc, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    We are located in the Tri-Cities TN area, and have been unable to find a butcher who is able to process meat birds. Does anyone know of someone??? There are both Amish and Mennonite communities somewhat near us, and I was hoping I could find someone there, but we have not yet been able to locate someone who processes birds.

    Yes, I know, we can do it ourselves. It's not gonna happen. Really.
     
  2. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I'm not hijacking too much. Would there be a "official" problem crossing state lines to process? Shipping/moving live birds obviously is not.

    Swamp
     
  3. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone? Help?
     
  4. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    None that I have found, and I probably WOULD drive a truckload up to Johnson City or Bristol (on the way to the ski resort of course) to get them processed.

    looks like we'll have to do it ourselves
     
  5. dapper

    dapper Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Maryville a little below Knoxville. I am also thinking about getting some meat birds. Here is a link that I found. I know there is one listed in Johnson City. I hope this helps.

    http://agrinet.tamu.edu/agbus/tn201.htm

    I am not sure of course if any of these will help you but it's worth a shot
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  6. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Is this what you are looking for? Its from NC

    Processing Facilities

    Caldwell Meats
    828-428-8833; Maiden, NC
    NCDA-inspected


    Chaudhry Halal Meats
    919-742-9292; Siler City, NC
    USDA-inspected; does not process pork


    EcoFriendy Foods
    866-326-3743; Moneta, VA
    [email protected]
    USDA-inspected poultry and rabbit processing plant
    K&B Meats
    828-488-2533; Bryson City, NC
    NCDA-inspected

    Matkins Meat
    336-584-8247
    Gibsonville, NC
    USDA-inspected

    Mays Meats
    828-632-2034; Taylorsville, NC
    USDA-inspected

    Riverside Meats
    252-448-4047; Trenton, NC
    USDA-inspected

    Wells, Jenkins, Wells
    828-245-5544; Forest City, NC
    NCDA-inspected

    You can look into the site that I got this information from at:
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/meatandeggs.html
     
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  7. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard of YODER BROTHERS MEAT PROCESSING they are Amish or Menninote(sp?)? They I think vaccum pack. Do they do chickens? I know they do cows and pigs.
     
  8. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a Yoder Brothers on the net in Paris TN, but that is west of Nashville, over 400 miles from me.
     
  9. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called Chaudhry Halal Meats in Siler City, NC. They process for $4.50 per bird up to 50 birds. Over 50 Birds it is $3.50. Over 100 it is $ 3.00 per bird.

    They kill, pluck, clean, vacuum seal each bird. They label each bird with the weight and date of processing.

    Is that the going rate?

    Darin
     
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Riverside meats in Trenton does not do poultry
     

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