Livestock Resources

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Below is CalaverasGROWN’s repository of information about livestock production. If you have something to contribute to the list, please contact livestockcarina@gmail.com.

Final Report
Final LInk:  Getting Livestock from Farm to Fork (Sept 2012)

About Our Project
Article in the Calaveras Enterprise (Jan, 2012) 

Regional Feasibility Studies
Niche Meat Market Demand (2008), North Coast CA
Processing Facility Feasibility Study (2009), North Coast, CA (includes a study from New Zealand)
Small Facility Needs Feasibility Report (2007), Northern CA
Del Norte Feasibility Assessment (2011), CA
Siskiyou Slaughter Facility Feasibility Study (2005), CA
Tuolumne County Feasibility Study (2005), CA
Natural Livestock Feasibility Study (2009), Inyo and Mono Counties, CA
Feasibility of a Live Meat Goat Marketing Cooperative, (2010) Northern CA
Local Livestock Producing and Marketing Feasibility Report (2006), Nevada
Business and Marketing Models for Small Scale Meat Processing and Slaughterhouse Facilities(2011), OR
Slaughterhouse Feasibility Report
(2005), Vermont
Southern Maryland Meat Processing Feasibility Study (2006), Maryland
Northern Michigan Small Processing Plant Feasibility Study (2007), Michigan
Meat Processing Facility Feasibility Study (2000), NY

Processing
Methods for Disposal of Livestock Carcasses (2011)
Where’s the Local Beef: Rebuilding Small-Scale Meat Processing Infrastructure (2009)
A List of Niche-Meat Processors and Case Studies (2010), USA
Contemporary Producer-Owned Lamb Processing Ventures (1999), USDA
Livestock Processing Service (2011)

Poultry-Specific
Poultry Slaughter and Processing in Marin County (2008), Marin CA

Mobile Units
Mobile Slaughter Compliance Guide
A Modular Harvest Case Study
 (2010), NY
Hawaii Mobile Unit Feasibility Study (2011), Specific to Hawaii
USDA Rural Development Article on Mobile Units (2010)
A List of Mobile Units Currently in Operation
Central Coast Mobile Unit Details 

Business Planning
Small Meat Processors Business Planning Guidebook (2011), NMPAN

Market Studies
The Power of Meat, An In-Depth Look at Meat Through The Shoppers Eyes (2011), USA
Outlook for a Small-Farm Meat Goat Industry in California (2006)

Marketing
Selling Meat and Meat Products, University of California

USDA Regulations
Safe food guidelines for small meat and poultry producers 
Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Inspection Directory (listing of all USDA inspected facilities)
Small and very small plant outreach materials
Mobile Slaughter Compliance Guide 

Newspaper Articles
Grass-fed beef worth the wait for many, McClatchy News Service, 2006
Grass-fed Natural Beef Niche for Farmers?, UC Davis, 1997

Miscellaneous Resources
Eat Wild – A guide to small meat farms
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

 

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