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On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guide
July 24, 2012
This recently released guide is specific to New York state, but there is lots of useful information no matter your location.
The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce a new " On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guide". Designed to complement a hands-on training in how to properly kill and prepare a poultry carcass for sale, this guide focuses on the critical points for producing a product that is safe to eat.
This 28-page guide contains sections on the 1,000-bird limit exemption, where you can legally sell your birds under this exemption, labeling requirements, sanitary operating procedures and more. It includes several appendices, such as a sample flock record log and a questionnaire that your insurance company may use to assess your knowledge of safe poultry processing practices.
The Guide is available either by viewing online at the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project Website.
For more small farm news and information, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu.