New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, partners on the creation of the Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU), has developed some enterprise analysis resources for poultry farmers.
Visit their Poultry Processing Resources Page for:
- Poultry processing and training resources, including online and hands on training, processing resources, a handbook for Small-Scale Poultry Producer-Processors, the “Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Farm & Food Safety Management Guide”, and a video on On-Farm Poultry Processing.
- Eastern Massachusetts Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU) which is available for rent by farmers with a MA state slaughter license. Link includes contact information as a resource.
- Poultry Profit Calculator that compares the cost of renting the MPPU against taking your birds to a custom facility.
Here are some articles and other resources regarding poultry slaughter and processing