Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association
 

What We Do

The RI Raised Livestock Association has three current program areas:

  • Processing Scheduling Service
    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 processing facilities. Farmers are then able to market and sell their meat to the public either on the farm or at farmers markets, increasing overall farm income. The result is increased economic viability for RI's farmers and farms.
     
  • Member Services
    In addition to the Processing Scheduling Service the RI Raised Livestock Association offers many additional benefits to its members including: trainings, networking and other educational events for farmers, technical assistance, grain discounts, a quarterly newsletter, internet resources and more.
     
  • Collaborations and Partnerships
    RI Raised Livestock Association seeks out and develops partnerships and collaborations that will benefit RIRLA, its members and partner organizations. Current and future collaborations include RI Department of Health and RI Division of Agriculture (RI sales permits technical assistance package), Farm Fresh RI (Market Mobile and standards and protocols for "RI Raised"), TJ Hay & Grain (grain discount program), RI Veterinary Medical Association (large animal veterinary services),  URI Cooperative extension (agricultural training), Every Company Counts and RI Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education (business planning and support); local Land Trusts (land preservation and farmland transfer); Farm Bureau (local and national agricultural policy); Farm Service Agency and First Pioneer Farm Credit (loans and credit); Buy Local RI and Buy Local Buy Fresh campaigns (marketing & branding) among others.

 

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RIRLA is a trademark of Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association

Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association is a non-profit membership organization of Rhode Island farmers,
offering USDA inspected and approved Processing Scheduling Service, trainings, networking and other educational events for farmers.
RIRLA members offer locally raised beef, pork, lamb, hogs, sheep, goat, and veal.
Click here to find out where to buy locally raised meat.

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

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