Episode 129. Direct Marketing Meat with Dave and Jenny Scott. Part 2: Processing
Today’s episode is the second in an ATTRA: Voices from the Field ongoing series on Direct Marketing Meat.
Linda Coffey, a livestock specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program, follows up on a listener’s question by interviewing her colleague, NCAT ATTRA Livestock Specialist Dave Scott and his wife and partner, Jenny, about their direct-marketing meat business, Montana Highland Lamb.
Linda works out of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Dave works out of NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana.
In the previous episode, Dave and Jenny shared their farm story, and we focused on the marketing aspect of their business. In this episode, the focus is on processing. Processing is critical for Dave and Jenny’s business and for others raising livestock for meat. Topics in this episode include finding a processor and the important criteria when looking for a processor; communication and building a great relationship; scheduling appointments; handling drop off and pickup; and managing and tracking inventory, storage, and orders.
Please let us know what further questions you’d like answered in the Direct Marketing Meat series. For more information on this topic, you can contact Dave Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org and Linda Coffey at email@example.com.
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