Cornell Releases New On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guide
Posted: July 23, 2012
This 28-page guide contains sections on the 1000-bird limit exemption, where you can legally sell your birds under this exemption, labeling requirements, sanitary operating procedures and more. It includes several appendices, such as a sample flock record log and a questionnaire that your insurance company may use to assess your knowledge of safe poultry processing practices.
For more information about poultry slaughter regulations specific to Pennsylvania, check out the Farmer's Guide to Processing and Selling Meat or Poultry.
Special thanks to Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Team Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties, for her leadership on this project. Thanks also to Clarence Davis, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, for his assistance on interpreting and clarifying the regulations and policies, and to Tatiana Stanton, Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University, for her persistence in gaining that clarity.