Poultry Slaughter Workshop

  • Thu, July 25, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Faith Mountain, 489 Big Laurel Rd, Creston NC 28615

This not an APPPA event, but APPPA members (Dr. Anne Fanatico and Jim McLaughlin) are presenting. Please direct all questions to the contacts provided in this event listing. 


  • 7:45 am Coffee
  • 8:00 Welcome and introductions
  • 8:15 Short discussion of electrical stun and demo
  • 8:30 Hands-on slaughter
  • 12:00 Lunch break panel discussion including Dr. Anne Fanatico (App. State Univ.), Dr. Leonie Jacobs (VA Tech), Jim McLaughlin (Cornerstone Poultry Ventures)
  • 1:00 pm Packaging and cut up demo
  • 2:00 Wrap up

Learn about on-farm poultry slaughter and packaging with hands-on instruction. We focus on animal welfare, natural/organic methods, and food safety for poultry slaughter on small, diversified farms. We will work with Faith Mountain pasture-raised chickens using a mobile processing unit. Participants will learn about requirements for exempt slaughter in NC and VA (1,000-bird exemption).


NC Cooperative Extension Agent Eddy Labus, 828-264-3061.  email eddy_labus@ncsu.edu. Deadline to register: July 22, 2019

Cost: $25 per person (includes coffee, snacks, lunch)

Address: Faith Mountain, 489 Big Laurel Rd, Creston NC 28615 (828) 265-6263

Questions? Eddy_labus@ncsu.edu, fanaticoac@appstate.edu, wilkesjt@appstate.edu, jacobsl@vt.edu

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
PO Box 85
Hughesville, PA 17737 USA

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software