What is the fee to have animals slaughtered and processed? Is there an extra fee for packaging and labeling?
Be sure to ask what fees are involved in having your meats processed and packaged. The processor usually charges a flat fee for the slaughter and an additional price per pound of meat processed. There may be an additional fee for a certain type of packaging or labeling or a value-added service, so be sure to ask. Ask if there are any taxes. Most processors require payment when you come to pick up the meat.
- Can non-amenable animals, such as bison, deer, or elk, slaughtered and processed under FDA guidelines at an official establishment be sold at retail or wholesale and across state lines?
- What is the fee to have animals slaughtered and processed? Is there an extra fee for packaging and labeling?
- Is "lamb" raised like veal (i.e. baby animals kept in confinement and processed at a young age)?