- Feb 26, 2016
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- Northern Lower Michigan
Makes you wonder why there are not more people butchering? Around here there are no private butchering operations of which I'm aware. People are pretty much bound to take it to a USDA abbatoir or to the Amish. I've seen a few guys on FB advertising to butcher for people on the farm, but they are very rare.
Here's a chart for our state as to what is allowed to be sold to the public and/or across state lines:
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For some reason that chart will not go bigger.
Also per USDA having your own animal butchered to be consumed by you or guests who do not pay makes you not "the public" Maybe your area just has people covered with USDA locations? I can't imagine that being the case though. We are not allowed to sell anything across state lines as far as I know.
You appear to have non-USDA processors.
https://www.tandrdeerprocessing.com/ I clicked this one just because deer processors are 90 out of 100 times or there abouts not USDA.
Seems you only have 13 USDA locations, I did not look to see who offered processing to the public. I can not imagine the entire state would only go thru 13 locations and the amish. Mr googlepants has like 20 pages of results for meat processing in virginia, so I'm thinking there has to be whatever your MDARD equivalent is or private butchers.
I'm just saying if you didnt need USDA And wanted cheaper processing or more options probly something to look into. Honestly I didnt even know taking my own livestock or game to a USDA meat processor was an option until about 4yrs ago when i had to research it all for a hog roast we were doing.