USDA Poultry Processors for Small Farmers - Resources while Foothills Pilot Plant is Closed  


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USDA Poultry Processors for Small Farmers that are Currently Accepting New Customers:


Marksbury Farm Market 7907 Nicholasville Rd., Lancaster, KY 40444

Phone: 859-548-2333


Travel: 436 miles from Greensboro, NC | About 7 hours

Notes: Currently taking new customers. No turkeys, no ducks. Seasonally chicken processing. Processing chicken until end of October. Resumes late spring/early summer 2018.


King & Sons Poultry Service 8091 Horatio Harris Creek Rd., Bradford, OH 45308

Phone: 937-448-2448


Travel: 479 miles from Greensboro, NC | About 7 ½ hours

Notes: Currently takes new customers. Chicken and turkeys. No ducks. Limited Thanksgiving Turkey processing - must call to find out availability. Would be willing to open on Saturday 11/11/17 for a minimum of 500 turkeys.


Marble City Meats 514 Odena Rd. N, Sylacauga, AL 35150

Phone: 205-936-6120


Travel: 461 miles from Greensboro, NC | About 7 hours

Notes: Currently only processing hogs. Might re-open in time to process turkeys. Uncertain.


S & S Enterprises 9010 Richardsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-777-0240


Travel: 497 miles from Greensboro, NC | About 8 hours

Notes: Taking new customers as of December 1, 2017. Processes chicken and ducks.


Please note that Williamsburg Packing is currently not taking new customers. Might take new customers in January 2018.

Williamsburg Packing 920 Eastland Ave., Kingstree, SC 29556

Phone: 843-355-6447

Travel: 196 miles from Greensboro, NC | About 3 hours

Notes: Currently not taking new customers. Might take new customers in January 2018. Processes chicken, turkey, and ducks



Mobile Processing Units (MPUs) Available for Rent


Darby Farms, Union Mill, NC

Contact: Daniel Dover

Phone:  (678) 617-3468


Windy Bottoms Farm, Orange County

Contact: John Frank


Phone: 919-304-1151

Other info: “We have recently put together a mobile poultry processing unit based out of Mebane, NC and it is available for rent and we would love to get on the list you mentioned in this e-mail.  It is an open air unit with Featherman equipment (scalder, manual dunker, killing cone station, two stainless steel tables, stainless steel sink, water heater, multiple chilling tanks, and shrink bag station.  We also have two chicken crates for handling and transport of poultry (works for ducks too).  It is on a 16 foot utility trailer for easy transport.”


NC State Extension, Harnett County Center

Contact: Brian Parrish


Phone: 910-893-7530 and 919-692-5845 (cell)

Pricing: $75 for 3-day rental + $25 fee to join Livestock Association


Appalachian State University  

Contact: Todd Rudicill


Phone: 336-877-3455


Pricing: $50 for 3 day rental


Tar River Poultry Initiative, LLC Franklin County

Contact: Julie Gupton


Phone: 919-414-3759 (call or text)


Address: 370 Brewer Road, Louisburg, NC 27549

Pricing: Rate of rental will vary according to the species of birds to be processed, quantity of birds to be processed and the distance of travel from our base location in Franklin Co. and the farm's location.  For chickens rates start at $99/day (max. 50 birds), $149/day (51 to 99 birds) and $199/day (100+ birds).  Transport fee will depend on location of the farm (we have not yet set a rate for that).  

Other info: “The unit is not equipped to handle waterfowl at this time. The MPPU is a 7' x 14' bumper pull open trailer.  The equipment mounted/housed on the MPPU consists of a 4' kill station (serves up to 4 birds at a time), an automatic scalder with rotating dunker (serves up to 6 chickens or 2 turkeys at a time), 27" S.S. plucker (serves up to 50 lbs of  chicken or 30-40 lbs of turkey) and two evisceration tables that can accommodate up to two workers per table, all electrical & plumbing connections up to sources and some misc. accessories to aid in processing, cleaning and storage of the equipment for the unit.  The farm will need to provide labor, LP gas cylinder, 120v power supply & potable water source within 75' of the site where unit will be setup, enough ice and coolers to sufficiently cool the birds to be processed, cutlery and misc. containers for handling waste & edibles during processing.  Waste disposal and water management will be the responsibility of the farm. The farm must be prepared to chill, store and package their birds once processing has been completed.”