Start a Mobile Chicken Slaughterhouse Business

Learn what it takes to start a mobile chicken slaughterhouse, and create a business that benefits local farmers.

| November 5, 2013

  • "The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse" offers invaluable insight in starting and maintaining a small business that aides local farmers.
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  • Mobile chicken slaughterhouses maintain a humane environment and aide local farmers by appealing directly to their needs.
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There exists a bottleneck within the meat and poultry industry: while consumers want the food and farmers are more than able to supply, new slaughterhouse conglomerates offer less and less capacity for production. The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse (Storey Publishing, 2013) offers a solution. Ali Berlow, a resident of Martha’s Vineyard and owner of a mobile chicken slaughterhouse, writes about the impact her small business has on the local farmers and quality of poultry produced. In this excerpt from “Start Here, Get Organized,” Berlow lays down the basics of starting your mobile chicken slaughterhouse, from establishing a nonprofit to meeting local farmers.

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Starting Your Small Business

A mobile slaughterhouse can be a private enterprise, or, as a different model, some states own mobile slaughterhouses and run them in collaboration with nonprofits.

Island Growth Initiative (IGI) took on the Mobile Poultry Processing Trailer, or MPPT, as one of its programs. The initial investment was high, but over a few years and as the program solidified its place in the community, the intensive day-to-day behind-the-scenes work diminished.



The Nonprofit Route

Start your own nonprofit organization or, better yet, find a fiscal sponsor. Investigate nonprofits in your community that may be a good fit for your budding program and can shelter your program as a fiscal sponsorship.






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