The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System [NOOK Book]

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If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate 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 ...

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The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System

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Overview

If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate 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 much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428842
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Ali Berlow is the author of The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse, the co-owner of Edible Vineyard, and has been writing professionally for over 10 years. She got her start in 2002 with the NPR essay series "A Cook’s Notebook". Nine years ago Berlow founded Island Grown Initiative, a grassrooots nonprofit on Martha’s Vineyard. Under her leadership and vision, Island Grown Initiative launched many of the types of projects and ventures described in this book. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, and in Putney, Vermont.


Temple Grandin is the best-selling author of Animals in Translation,Thinking in Pictures, and Humane Livestock Handling. Grandin's humane livestock facility designs have been adopted all over the world, and she is a trusted advisor to several segments of the fast food industry. Her work has been featured on 20/20, Nature, 48 Hours, and The Today Show. Grandin is Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Temple Grandin

Preface

Cookbook for the Journey - Thank You

 

Introduction

How and Why We Began - Postcard from an Island - A Cook's Wishbones

 

Start Here, Get Organized

Beginning Where You Are - Ways of Becoming - Gathering the Players - Why Chicken - Crossing Cultures, Earning Trust

 

Money In and Money Out

Figuring Out Finances - Finding Funding - Trojan Units - The Consolidation of Slaughterhouses

 

Nuts, Bolts, and Values

Coming to Terms: A Vocabulary of Values - Small Really Is Beautiful - Mobile Units Across the Continent - Asunder - What You Will Need

 

Training the Chicken Crew

The Crew's First Training: Live and Local - Suggested BoH Guide for Chicken Slaughter Inspection - Almost Kosher - Blood and Humanity

 

Education, Marketing, and Outreach

Education - Marketing - Outreach - Local Grocer + Local Farmer = The True Cost of Food - Public Health and Backyard Growers

 

The Path to a Permit

Permit Catch-22's - We Raise Permit #417's Flag - Exemptions - The DPH's Reason For Being - Cease and Desist

 

The Big Day Of

The Farmer's To-Do List - Advice to a Farmer from the Chicken Crew - Advice to a Farmer from a Local Board of Health Agent - Gray Water Awareness - How Many Chickens in a Day? - When Things Happen: Advice from an Advocate - Custom Chicken

 

Now Cook Up That Lovely Bird

Making the Most of It - Starting with the Whole Bird - Taking Stock - Breaking Down and Deboning a Chicken - It's Offal - Comfort Food

 

Appendix

Farmer's Checklist for Day Of - Farmer Survey Suggestions

 

Resources

Index

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