Small farmers turn to mobile livestock slaughter - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Small farmers turn to mobile livestock slaughter

Posted: Updated:

By RAY HENRY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is the nation's biggest producer of broiler chickens. But some small farmers have been pushed to the margins of this lucrative industry because they can't get industrial slaughterhouses to process their poultry. Instead, they have to go out of state. That costs a lot of time and money.

Now, some small-scale farmers are debating a possible solution that has caught on in some other states: mobile slaughterhouses - vehicles where livestock can be killed, quartered, packaged and frozen.

A group representing farmers and consumers, Georgia Organics, has proposed using mobile slaughterhouses in Georgia as one solution to the problem. It also supports changing rules so farmers can slaughter more birds on their own properties without inspection and building more traditional slaughterhouses.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:47:57 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
  • Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:20:03 GMT
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices