Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association

Processing Scheduling Service

RIRLA Ends Processing Scheduling

As we end 10 years of working together with Rhode Island Beef & Veal and Westerly Packing to provide local livestock processing for our farmer members, we have reached the point where we have decided to no longer schedule processing. As our member farms have grown over the years, the ability to process at a number of out-of-state facilities became an economic reality. Over the past year, we have realized that our processing numbers no longer support  Rhode Island Raised livestock as a scheduler. It is our hope that both RI Beef & Veal and Westerly Packing can continue to provide our smaller farms the ability to process their livestock in-state.

Our final day for scheduling will be December 26, 2017. We are scheduling no animals in 2018.

We thank our members who have remained as we grew from small processing numbers, to  processing large numbers of livestock, and then dropped back to small numbers once again, even though many no longer processed through RIRLA. We have been grateful for the partnership we have had with RI Beef & Veal and Westerly Packing as we watched our member farms grow, given the ability to receive USDA processing close to home. We consider this joint venture to have been quite a success.

RIRLA is not disbanding, we are simply revising our purpose as we move forward. We hope you will join us at our April 2018 Annual Meeting to help us begin this new stage in our organization.

Here are a number of processing options all over New England that our present RIRLA members utilize and recommend:

Print List (pdf)

USDA Slaughterhouses

Non-USDA Custom Slaughter

  • Maurice's Slaughter House
    Canterbury, CT


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