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FAQ About Using Custom-Exempt Slaughter and Processing Facilities in Oregon

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.

By Lauren Gwin, | Publication

Services - Producer Organizations

Here are some handy links to organizations important to raising livestock and forages:

By Shelby Filley, | Collection

A Best Practices Guide to Open Air Poultry Slaughter

Small-scale poultry producers in Oregon who meet certain conditions have the option of slaughtering their poultry in an open air setting.

By Lauren Gwin, | Article

Pastured Poultry 101

Why Pastured Poultry? Alternative Range Systems. Poultry Basics. Recommendations for Success.

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Meat & Poultry Buying at Farmer's Market's: A survey of shoppers at four markets in Oregon

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...

By Lauren Gwin, Larry Lev | Article

Farm Profile: Walker Farms

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....

By Sarah Walker, Randy Walker | Article