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Episode 83. Poultry Processing

In this episode, Margo Hale, NCAT’s Southeast Regional Director, has a conversation with farmer Terrell “Spence” Spencer about his poultry-processing facility.

Margo is a livestock specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program at NCAT’s Southeast office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Spence is a pastured-poultry producer in northwest Arkansas, raising nearly 12,000 broilers on pasture each year. He shares the challenges he has faced in regard to finding a reliable processor for his chickens and how that led to him opening a poultry-processing facility.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Margo Hale directly at

Related ATTRA Resources:

Small Poultry Processing Plants and Services

Small-Scale Poultry Processing

Poultry Processing

Veteran Resources

Other Resources:

Across the Creek Farm Facebook

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association

You also can find Spence’s podcast, The Fighting Farmer, on your favorite podcast app/service.

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