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Need a Slaughterhouse?

February 19, 2014
Need a Slaughterhouse?

Are you a livestock or poultry farmer looking for a slaughterhouse and/or processing facility? You've probably discovered that the kind of species you raise, the unique production practices you use, and the way you market your meats are all factors in determining the type of slaughterhouse facility that's right for you. With both state and federal systems for slaughtering and processing animals, it can be confusing to understand which certifications and exemptions apply to your farm enterprise. Once you do, it can be difficult to locate a slaughterhouse that offers the specific set of services you need within a reasonable distance.
In an effort to simplify your search for the most suitable facility, the Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce a new tool, the NY State Slaughterhouse Map.
The goal of the map is to connect NY State livestock and poultry farmers to the nearest slaughterhouses and processors that will best meet their needs. From poultry slaughter and processing to the handling of non-amenable exotic meats such as farmed deer, bison, ostrich, and rabbits to smokehouses and curers, the map has indexed 45 diverse facilities at this time. You can view detailed information for each business listed, including species accepted, organic certification, religious exemptions for halal and kosher, and complete contact information. This resource also directs you to more information about what each federal and state classification, whether USDA, 5-A, 20-C, or Custom Exempt, means for your farm and your animals.
Find a facility near you! Click to access the NY State Slaughterhouse Map
Who was included in the map? 45 NYS slaughterhouse and processors are listed, but this is not an exhaustive list. We included only the facilities that granted us permission to include in the map. Many custom facilities are still in the process of being verified and are not included yet. A complete list of all USDA, NYS 5A, and NYS Custom Exempt slaughterhouses, compiled by the Cornell Small Farms Program, can be found here. This list includes slaughterhouses approved before 2010 and includes all processors, regardless of whether or not they have a kill-floor. 
Help us expand the map. If you are a slaughterhouse and/or processing facility and would like to be listed on the map, please send your contact information, services offered, certifications, and species accepted to smallfarmsprogram@cornell.edu. If you are on the map and would like to make a correction to the details listed for your business, please email the amendments needed.


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Upcoming Events

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

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Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 
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Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm

The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 
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Announcements

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions

June 29, 2019

RMA Announces Additional One-time Changes to Prevented Planting Provisions
for 2019 Crop Year

In response to delayed and prevented planting resulting from above average rainfall and wetness, the USDA Risk Management Agency has made a one-time change to the 2019 crop year prevented planting rules that effectively allows silage corn, if planted as a cover crop following local agricultural expert guidelines, to be acceptable as a post-prevented planting cover crop. Under this one-time rule change, producers are allowed to produce this crop while retaining their prevented planting payment. This change couples with previously announced one-time changes to the prevented planting rules - including expanded acceptable uses for post-prevented planting cover crops and a change in the cover crop haying and grazing start date rule - serve to help those struggling to meet their forage needs due to the weather.

Read the full article from the New York Crop Insurance Education Program.

The USDA-RMA states that "For crop insurance purposes, a cover crop is a crop generally recognized by agricultural experts as agronomically sound for the area for erosion control or other purposes related to conservation or soil improvement." PRO-DAIRY specialists Joe Lawrence and Karl Czymmek and Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor and Director of Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program have released a letter stating "Corn on Prevented Planting acres meets these objectives."


New Guidance for Mortality Disposal Issued

NYS Department of Ag and Markets has posted guidelines on disposal of livestock carcasses, in response to reports that some rendering companies have halted pickups from farms.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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