Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association


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Our Processing Days of the Week have CHANGED.
Beginning with Monday, September 8, 2014, processing of Beef, Skinned Hog, Veal and Lamb
will now take place on MONDAYSScalded Hog slaughter remains on Wednesday.
In the event of a Monday holiday, the processing date for Beef, Skinned Hog, Veal and Lamb
will be on Tuesdays and will be noted as such in the Processing Scheduling Calendar.
Remaining 2014 Monday Holidays will be Columbus Day.

Important Health Information
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

Owner Shipper Statement
May be used for interstate shipment of livestock for slaughter.

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The Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association (RIRLA) is a non-profit membership organization founded and directed by Rhode Island farmers. Established in 2005 to address the issue of the lack of USDA processing infrastructure in RI and the New England region, RIRLA now offers many benefits to its farmer members including the USDA inspected Processing Scheduling Service, trainings, networking and other educational events for farmers, technical assistance, grain discounts, a quarterly newsletter and more.

The Processing Scheduling Service, based in Rhode Island, offers farmer members a convenient, local and cost -effective way to have their animals processed at USDA inspected and approved facilities. This in turn allows farmers to market and sell their meat and meat products to the general public, increasing overall farm income. The result is increased economic viability for RI's farmers and farms.

RIRLA also brings multiple benefits to the state of Rhode Island as a whole including:

  • Contributing over $1,750,000 to the local economy in 2013
  • Strengthening the local food infrastructure
  • Improving access to healthy, nutritious, sustainably-produced meat and meat products
  • Protecting open space and working farms
  • Increasing the business and production capacity of Rhode Island farms
  • Preserving Rhode Island's rural culture and history

Please browse through these pages and learn more about the Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association and all it has to offer farmers and the general public.


Home | History | Mission | What We Do | Board & Staff | Membership | Support RIRLA | Contact Us
News | Bulletin Board/Classifieds | Resources | Emergency Preparedness | Veterinary Services | Youth Activities
Meetings & Events | Workshops | Annual Meeting | Annual Farm Supper Fundraiser
Meat Cuts | Find A Farm
Member Directory | Assoc. Member Contacts | Processing Scheduling | RI Sales Permitting | Promoting Your Farm

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RIRLA is a trademark of Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association

Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association PO Box 640 North Scituate, RI 02857
Tel: 401-575-3348


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