PRESS RELEASE: January 4, 2012
Contact: Betsy Hodge, 315-379-9192, or local Cornell Cooperative Extension
Mobile Slaughter Unit Meetings Set for January 10-12 in NNY
The North Country Economic Development Project includes a provision for developing a mobile USDA-approved slaughter unit. The North Country Pastured Poultry Group has organized a series of meetings to talk about the possibilities for this unit. North Country Pastured LLC, managed by Renee Smith of Sugar Hill Farm in DeKalb, has purchased such a unit for poultry and custom work with third-party certification for organic, humanely treated and animal welfare approved status.
The Group is inviting producers of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pheasants and other livestock producers, including those who raise rabbits to attend:
- Tuesday, January 10, 6pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown
- Wednesday, January 11, 6pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043 State Highway 68, Canton
- Thursday, January 12, 6pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 355 West Main Street, Malone.
Pre-registration is not required to attend. #