Working with Your Meat Processor

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By Linda Coffey ~ NCAT Agriculture Specialist

Published: January 2017

Updated: n/a



8 pages


Your meat processor is your partner in taking an animal from pasture to plate.

Farmers who want to sell meat directly to restaurants, grocery stores, or consumers need a reliable and skilled partner: the meat processor is an essential team member and an asset to the business. This publication suggests some key ways to work effectively with a meat processor and lists resources for further information.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Building a Cooperative Relationship
Addressing Processor Problems
Where Is My Meat?
Understanding Meat Yields

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