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Meat Processing Equipment

What’s on this page? The right equipment can make a world of difference in a small meat processing facility.  On this page we have videos of several processors sharing their favorite pieces of equipment and processor-to-processor advice about equipment. What do other processors buy? Any suggestions on what to get?  Equipment Videos Processor-to-Processor Equipment Advice Equipment …

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NMPAN Affiliates Texas

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Home   Primary State Affiliate Dr.Davey Griffin Professor and Extension Meat Specialist Texas A&M University College Station, TX  (979)845-6489 dgriff@tamu.edu   Other Contacts in Texas Texas Association of Meat Processors  http://www.txmeatprocessors.org   National Contacts Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) National Contacts NMPAN Co-coordinators: Dr. Arion Thiboumery Iowa State University …

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NACMPI is Seeking Nominations – Learn More and Apply

A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar                Date: May 15, 2014 Duration: 30 minutes   All NMPAN webinars are free and open to the public. Overview The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) is seeking nominations from interested parties to serve on the committee.  There will be 11 slots …

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Uncured Bacon

With the expansion of uncured, nitrite/nitrate-free products in the marketplace, there has been some confusion around the regulatory requirements.  Uncured (or “nitrite/nitrate-free”) products require the same safe handling instructions* as cured products since they are both raw products.  In addition, if you are producing an uncured product that uses a vegetable powder as it’s nitrite source, you will …

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NMPAN Affiliates Illinois

    Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Home Primary State Affiliate  Jamie Washburn Extension Educator, Small Farms and Local Food Systems University of Illinois Extension Effingham, IL  jlwshbrn@illinois.edu (217) 347-7773 Other Contacts in Illinois Illinois Association of Meat Processors Dianne Handsaker, Executive Secretary P.O. Box 25,  Pearl City, IL 61062 (815) 443-2492 iamp@aeroinc.netwww.illinoismeatprocessors.com     …

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Open-Sourced HACCP: Making Cured Meats Production More Accessible

A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar                Date: April 23, 2015 (note: new date)  Time: 10 am PST / 1pm EST for one hour To attend: Go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nichemeat 5-10 minutes before start time and log in as a guest.     All NMPAN webinars are free and open to the public. Overview: Many …

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Sausage Formulation Spreadsheet

Processors who make small batches of sausage for independent meat producers often use commercial, pre-blended mixes. Mixing a producer’s own specialty sausage recipe is time consuming and can be a logistical headache: processors must keep unique ingredients separated and communicate numerous different recipes to staff with individual batch calculations, increasing the chance of error. Custom …

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Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Blueprints

Here are a set of blueprints for a mobile poultry processing unit (MPPU) built to operate under “equal to” state inspection in Vermont. The MPPU was built by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, with funding from the Vermont Legislature and the Castanea Foundation, in 2008. It was leased by a small poultry processor for several years, then sold to a farm in …

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Finding Capital: Financing Options for Meat Processors

What’s on this page?  Upgrading or expanding an existing meat processing plant, building a new facility, buying equipment… it all costs money, and plenty of it.  The information on this page will help you understand and navigate financing options that fit your processing plans.   Q: What are my financing options? Which one is best …

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