Tag Archives: small meat processing

Cost Analysis: Are You Making Money?

How do you know if you’re making money? And what can you do if you’re not? Most small processors (like most small businesses) don’t fully understand why they are or aren’t making money and what they can do about it. … Continue reading

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Meat Plans Business & Marketing Analysis

Business and Marketing Models for Small Scale Meat Processing and Slaughterhouse Facilities April 2011. Prepared by Keith DeHaan, Food and Livestock Planning, and funded by USDA Rural Development, for the South Coast Meat Project. This analysis has five sections, divided into … Continue reading

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Business Plan for Small Inspected Meat Plant

Business Plan for a New Small USDA Inspected Meat Processing Plant to Serve Local Livestock Producers May 2011. Prepared by Keith DeHaan, Food and Livestock Planning, and funded by USDA Rural Development, for the South Coast Meat Project. Includes financials. Table … Continue reading

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Business Plan for Regional Meat Marketing Company

  Business Plan for a Producer-Owned Meat Marketing Company April 2011. Prepared by Keith DeHaan, Food and Livestock Planning, and funded by USDA Rural Development, for the South Coast Meat Project. Includes financials. Table of Contents Plan Summary Download full plan … Continue reading

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Small Meat Plant and Marketing Company Business Plans

What’s Here? Every business needs a plan, and a good model can help you write yours. In this set of pages, you’ll find business plans for a small, USDA-inspected meat processing plant and linked meat marketing company, including a multi-part … Continue reading

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Meat Processing Rules & Regulations

​​ What’s on this page?  Meat processing rules and regulations are complex but not impossible to understand.  In the words of one of our favorite processors, Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, “you gotta keep the meat cool, clean and … Continue reading

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NMPAN Affiliates California

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Home Primary State Affiliates For red meat processing John M. Harper, Mendocino County Director University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor Ukiah, CA (707) 463-4495jmharper@ucdavis.eduJohn’s Facebook Page Follow John on Twitter: @MendoLakeRange … Continue reading

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