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If livestock producers in Oregon wish to sell meat, they must have their livestock slaughtered and processed at a USDA-inspected facility. Some producers have chosen to sell live animals, which the customers, as the new owners, can then have processed at a “custom-exempt,” state licensed facility.
Here are some handy links to organizations important to raising livestock and forages:
Small-scale poultry producers in Oregon who meet certain conditions have the option of slaughtering their poultry in an open air setting.
Why Pastured Poultry? Alternative Range Systems. Poultry Basics. Recommendations for Success.
Farmers’ markets can be a valuable direct marketing channel: market shoppers are often willing to pay more than supermarket prices because they value the freshness of the food and the connection with...
Sarah and Randy Walker have not been farmers for very long. Four and a half years ago they purchased a farm on the flat fertile plain next to the Siletz River. Since then, they have not looked back....