Meat Processing Resources

Meat Processing

Find your answers to questions concerning meat processing regulations and licensing in the links below:

NEW CCE Livestock Program Work Team Website's Meat Processing page

Cornell Small Farms Guide to Direct Marketing Livestock and Poultry

Niche Meat Processing Assistance Network

USDA FSIS Small & Very Small Plants Guidance Resources page

Cornell Sheep and Goat Marketing Page

Relevant Webinars:

Creative Slaughterhouse Workarounds View Recording

In this interactive discussion, we aim to help you regain some sense of control over how, when, and where you get your livestock processed, and how you sell meat to customers.

Starting a Red Meat Slaughterhouse View Recording

Learn the primary considerations for opening a red meat slaughter and processing facility in NYS, from infrastructure to regulations and from labor to financing.

How to better communicate with your Meat Processor View Recording

This webinar covers how to effectively work with your local meat processor, communicate cut instructions, and understand the difference between USDA and custom cutting.

Last updated May 12, 2022