Small Farmers: USDA-FSIS Will Host Two Webinars on Mobile Slaughter Units

Host: U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service

Start Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1:30pm

End Time: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:00pm

Location: Virtual! To Join, Please visit:

As part of the USDA “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers, FSIS will host two Web outreach seminars this January on mobile slaughter units.

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 product to local and interstate consumer markets.

Each seminar will highlight inspection issues unique to mobile slaughter units as presented by industry and Agency experts. The seminars will also include information on USDA Rural Development loan and grant programs available to under-served rural areas.

To attend the webinars please follow the links below to join the event directly:

Red Meat Mobile Slaughter Unit: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time: 1:30 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET

Direct Link:

Audio Call-In: 1-888-889-5016 ; Passcode: Mobile Slaughter

Poultry Mobile Slaughter Unit: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Time: 1:30 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET

Direct Link:

Audio Call-In: 1-888-889-5016; Passcode: Mobile Slaughter

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