Flexible Low-cost Poultry Processing

Final Report for FNC99-268

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $4,180.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Jack Knorek
Oak Moon Farm
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Project Information


To maintain profitability, sustainable agricultural operations must reduce production costs and increase net income.

Objective: To increase the profitability of raising pastured poultry by constructing a trailer-mounted processing unit to be managed by either an individual family farm or within a farming cooperative.

The producer renovated a secondhand trailer with steel and expanded mesh. A secondhand scalder and new feather plucker were added to the processing unit.

Results: The project could not be completed due to state guidelines.


Participation Summary
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