The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it will continue its effort to assist small producers and processors at a red meat mobile slaughter unit information session on Oct. 7 in Fort Collins, Colo. The goals of this information session are to educate farmers, ranchers and processors on how to operate mobile slaughter units and meet USDA food safety requirements.
Mobile slaughter units are self-contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site. Typically, the units provide slaughter services to regional small producers at conveniently located host farms. FSIS-inspected mobile slaughter units provide a feasible option for small livestock producers wanting to provide safe, wholesome meat products to local and interstate consumer markets. Livestock for these mobile units include sheep, cattle, hogs and goats.
The information session will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT at Colorado State University's Taylor Conference Center, 4482 E. County Road 56, Fort Collins, Colo. Registration can be completed at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Meetings_&_Events/.