There is a conflict in the local food movement as more people want to eat meat that's locally raised, humanely slaughtered, and safely processed. Without enough slaughterhouses and processing centers, many farmers can't sell the meat from the animals they raise. Ali Berlow offers a solution by making it possible to build a mobile poultry slaughterhouse trailer that can serve communities and small farmers.
If you are raising poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughter and processing unit that will accomodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built, and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. This book covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and more.