Butchering services?

Asked May 24, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

I have a small farm/homestead and have been trying to find a butcher for months with no luck. I'd like to raise more poultry and rabbits for meat, and slaughter my 3 goats for meat but have no experience butchering and want to make sure that I get good meat out of it rather than just a horrible mess. I would prefer to have someone come to my property to do it, but at this point would just like to find anyone or anything that can do the job. Any suggestions? I guess I figured it wouldn't be so hard to find a butcher...

Snohomish County Washington

3 Responses

Hi -- I did a web search for "custom slaughter Snohomish County Washington" and found these three possibilities. There are other businesses that will do custom wrapping, but the three below also do custom slaughter. You might also contact your county Extension office to see if they plan to offer any rabbit or poultry processing workshops in the near future; if not, you could ask them to consider offering such a program. Good luck!

Marzolf Bart Locker Meats Custom Slaughter 7415 79th Ave Se Snohomish, WA 98290-5846 (360) 568-4748.

Del Fox Custom Meats Inc 7229-300th St NW Stanwood, WA 98292 (360) 629-3723 http://www.delfoxmeats.com (also has other locations, such as Camano Island)

Andal's Custom Meats Inc 20235 E Hickox Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98274-7739 (360) 419-6021 http://www.andalsmeats.com.

I have more info for you! Here are two other processors you might be able to work with: TNT Meats, 360-387-2683 and Silvana Meats, 360-652-7188.

Also, WSU Extension has a Livestock Advisor network; these volunteers may be able to help you, especially with processing your rabbits and poultry. Contact the program coordinator, Joan DeVries, at 360-428-4270-Ext. 240 or joanrd@co.skagit.wa.us.

Deb Eidsness, Skagit Farmers Supply Ag Consultant, says many SFS employees are Livestock Advisors. She also says the Northwest Ag Business Center’s poultry processors are housed at their Mt. Vernon and Stanwood Country stores. For more info, contact Deb at 360-661-0473 or Deb.Eidsness@skagitfarmers.com.

Here is some information from the Snohomish County Extension Office, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA 98208 (425) 338-2400:
The only custom slaughter folks that work in Snohomish County are Kelso Custom Meats in Snohomish, Del Fox in Stanwood, Silvana Meats in Silvana, and Bart Marzolf's Locker Meats in Snohomish. Silvana indicates they sell rabbit, so will assume that means they custom butcher same as well. There’s a place in Duvall that does halal goat slaughter (Bukhari/Waqas Muslim Slaughterhouse), but don’t believe they do on-farm or custom slaughter.