We work with a wide range of customers, from direct marketers to branded programs with a full truckload. Our abattoir handles cattle and hogs.
Our fabrication area regularly handles cuts from full primals to 4 oz. portion steaks. All cuts are vacuum packaged. Our further processing can produce fresh and RTE sausages to a wide range of specifications.
We offer ham and bacon curing and slicing, in addition to the following specialty services:
- Natural Curing with celery juice
- Exact weight portioning of raw and cooked products
- Sausage Making with custom recipes
All services have minimum volume requirements and/or set-up charges. All processing is subject to our Terms of Service.
*As of March 1, 2022, we will only be accepting slaughter appointments for a minimum of 3 beef/15 hogs per cut/order sheet and cut to same specs.
*We do not kill/process lamb, sheep or goats.
*We do not slaughter poultry but can process poultry sausages upon request.
*As of January 1, 2023, we will require all beef trim to be e-coli tested. There will be a fee (lab and shipping fee) associated with this test.
Cutting Instructions Required at the Time of Livestock Delivery
Effective 2/19/2019, Vermont Packinghouse will require cut sheets at delivery of livestock. If cut sheets are not provided at drop-off, a fee will be assessed. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you understand that having this paperwork is crucial for us to process your order in a smooth and timely fashion.
** Effective June 1st, 2019 until further notice all beef slaughtered will have a per head rendering surcharge due to the remarkably lower than average prices in the rending and hide markets in recent months. This surcharge is subject to change without notice and will be withdrawn once rendering returns to 5 year average levels.
- Starting in 2021, Beef and Hogs may be cut custom as whole animals, not halves or quarters.
- Pigs over 300 lbs. hanging weight, such as sows, and beef over 1,000 lbs. hanging will be assessed twice the slaughter charge.
- We do NOT offer slaughter-only services for beef. Hogs going out whole will be billed a flat fee.
- Typical processing turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks from the date of slaughter. We will contact you when the order is complete.
- Beef weighing less than 400 lbs. will be billed a 400-lb. minimum. Hogs weighing less than 150 lbs. will be billed a 150-lb. minimum.
Pigs over 400 lbs. and cattle with horns longer than 4″ will be turned away upon arrival. Please DO NOT send them to us.
1) Steaks are cut by thickness (e.g. approximately 1 inch thick). Roast are cut within a range (e.g. 2-3 lb. roast ).
2) 2 steaks per pack (individually packaged steaks available for a per package surcharge).
3) All steaks and roasts packaged in shrinkable vacuum bags.
4) Ground beef in 1 lb. vacuum pouches.
5) All items bulk packaged in freezer boxes <30 lbs.
6) Farm Name printed on individual packages labels is standard, at no additional charge.
7) Fabrication cost based on hot carcass hanging weight (without weighing edible organs).
8) All animal Organs subject to USDA inspection and therefore can NOT be guaranteed. You MUST notify unloader if:
• You have livestock designated to specific cut sheets.
• You want to keep your animals organs (for 5 or more beef or 10 or more hogs ONLY) Hog organs for 9 hogs or under not available. Beef organs for 4 or under, we have grain fed organ boxes available upon request.
9) Product will be frozen for pick-up unless otherwise agreed upon.
Download Our Cut Sheets:
•Beef Cutting Instructions 4.4.23 • Pork Cutting Instructions 4.4.23
New to filling out a cut sheet? See our Cutting Suggestions.
Please also bring our livestock Residue Affidavit along with your cut sheets as required by our food safety regulatory process.
*Please provide this signed form at delivery if requesting T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks attesting that animals are under 30 months old.
Sausages, Curing and Smoking for Pork and Beef
Smoked Sausage flavors available (made with pork AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR BEEF TOO):
– Smoked Chorizo
– Smoked Kielbasa
Raw Sausage flavors available (made with pork only): *50lb Minimum Per Flavor
– Sweet Italian
– Hot Italian
– Maple Breakfast (We will add a modest price-per-pound due to cost of maple syrup.)
Additional sausage flavors available upon request with a 200 lb. minimum batch size.
All cured products can be made using a natural cure of fermented celery juice for an additional charge with a minimum 200 lb. batch size.
All Organic products cost more.
From Vermont Packinghouse – We can ship to most locations within about 150 miles of Vermont Packinghouse priced per pallet via Black River Produce. A pallet can typically hold up to about 1500 lbs, equaling approximately 3-4 beef or 10 hogs.
Cancellations less than 1 week from the date of slaughter will be assessed 2x the livestock slaughter charge. We are sorry to have to do this, but last minute cancellations have a real opportunity cost for us. This goes both ways: If we have to call you to change your slaughter date less than 1 week from the date, we will slaughter your animal(s) at no charge (other processing will still be charged). Thank you in advance for your understanding.