Mega Corps Sponsored Government Regs Kill Another One

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Mega Corps Sponsored Government Regs Kill Another One

Post by HDRider » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:31 pm

The loss of small scale processors, caused by mega corporation sponsored government regulations, is the single biggest obstacle to farm to customer beef.

Marin Sun Farms, which owns the slaughterhouse on Petaluma Boulevard North — the only USDA-certified meat processing plant in the Bay Area — has informed ranchers that, starting in January, it will no longer process animals for private labels such as Progressive Pastures.

“This puts us out of the business of selling to the retail market,” said Torliatt, a former Petaluma mayor. “Knowing that our community is losing the ability to harvest locally, it’s going to have a tremendous impact on agricultural infrastructure. It’s going to have a negative affect on local agriculture.”

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Re: Mega Corps Sponsored Government Regs Kill Another One

Post by farmerjan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:13 pm

A mobile abbatoir may be the only thing that will save the small producer. And what do you do with the animals in the meantime until you get one???? I don't know if they can be USDA either.... guess it is according to the state and their particular laws.

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Re: Mega Corps Sponsored Government Regs Kill Another One

Post by HDRider » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:51 am

farmerjan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:13 pm
A mobile abbatoir may be the only thing that will save the small producer. And what do you do with the animals in the meantime until you get one???? I don't know if they can be USDA either.... guess it is according to the state and their particular laws.
They can be USDA. Not sure how the age beef.

None around here.

https://trivan.com/mobile-processing-unit/

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Re: Mega Corps Sponsored Government Regs Kill Another One

Post by farmerjan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:32 pm

That is a great link. I knew that there were some around, and I am with you.... how do you deal with the hanging time?

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