If you are interested in selling meat and meat products to wholesale customers (restaurants, retailers, schools, hospitals, etc.) you need to use a USDA-inspected processing facility for both slaughter and cut and wrap. The Marin County Farm Advisor’s office has an excellent flow chart of processing options: http://ucanr.org/sites/Grown_in_Marin/files/83682.pdf.

Here are a few options for USDA-inspected processing in our area:

Mendocino County

Round Man’s Smokehouse
412 N. Main Street, Ft. Bragg, CA, 95437
(707) 964-5954

Species Handled: Cattle, Lamb, Hogs, Deer
Harvesting & Cutting Services: none
Processing Services: Sausage production, Smoking and curing, Jerky
Transportation/Storage: Quick freeze
Other Services: Label design & approval

Sonoma County

Rancho
1522 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6651

Species Handled: Cattle, Hogs
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Slaughter; they send carcasses to Golden Gate Meats for further processing
Processing Services: they send carcasses to Golden Gate Meats for further processing Transportation/Storage: Golden Gate Meats offers these services
Other Services: none

Golden Gate Meat Company, Inc.
1095 South A St., Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
(707) 542-6200

Species Handled: Cattle, Lamb, Hogs, Goats
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Primal cuts, Cut & Wrap, Vacuum pack, Custom cuts
Processing Services: Dry Aging, Extended carcass hang time (7-21 days), Tenderizing, Cutting Transportation/Storage: Delivery to final destination, Carcass drop for Bay Area
Other Services: none

Panizzera’s
3905 Main & Graton, Occidental, CA, 95465
(707) 874-1854

Species Handled: Lamb, Mutton
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Slaughter Processing Services: None
Transportation/Storage: Delivery to final destination
Other Services: None

Humboldt County

Redwood Meat Co., Inc.
2440 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA, 95501
(707) 442-3797

Species Handled: Cattle, Lamb, Hogs, Goats, Buffalo
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Slaughter, Organic slaughter, Primal cuts, Cut & Wrap Processing Services: none
Transportation/Storage: none
Other Services: none

Glenn County

Johansen’s
4476 County Road “P”, Orland, CA, 95963
(530) 865-2103

Species Handled: Cattle, Lamb, Mutton, Hogs, Goats
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Slaughter, Primal cuts, Cut & Wrap, Vacuum pack, Custom cuts Processing Services: Dry Aging, Extended carcass hang time (7-21 days), Primal dry aging, Tenderizing, Cutting, Grinding (with animal ID preserved), Grinding (without animal ID preserved), Smoking and curing
Transportation/Storage: Quick freeze
Other Services: Label design & approval

Yolo County

Manas Ranch Custom Meats
26497 State Highway 16, Esparto, CA, 95627
(530) 787-1740

Species Handled: Cattle, Lamb, Hogs, Goats, Deer, Buffalo
Harvesting & Cutting Services: Primal cuts, Cut & Wrap, Vacuum pack, Custom cuts
Processing Services: Dry Aging, Extended carcass hang time (7-21 days), Primal dry aging, Tenderizing, Cutting, Grinding (with animal ID preserved), Sausage production, Smoking and curing
Transportation/Storage: Quick freeze
Other Services: Label design & approval

Note: this list covers only USDA-inspected processing. If you are looking for custom-exempt processing, there are additional options that can be found here: http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/Livestock/Processing_Facilities/.

Poultry Processing: There are few places that will process poultry as a “fee-for-service”. Most poultry processors only process their own birds. However, Grimaud Farms in Stockton will process poultry for individual producers. Call them for pricing and minimum bird requirements:

Grimaud Farms
1320 Aurora St Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 466-3200