Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Workshops

Hands-on Chicken Processing

 

May 21st, from 9 AM until cleaned up (at least 1 PM) – Henniker, NH

Training on the Mobile Processing Unit from set up through slaughter, evisceration and cleanup.  Trainer is Henry Thedford of Dunrovin’ in Claremont.  Hands-on experience.  Free to members, $15 for non-members.  Register with Kate Kerman, (603) 876-4562 or newsletter@sbfnh.org to receive directions.  This workshop allows you to rent any of the SBFNH MPU units. You MUST be a member in order to rent the MPU equipment.

June 3rd from 9-2 – Loudon, NH

The Loudon Agriculture Commission is hosting a Hands-on Chicken Processing clinic on June 3rd at Song Away Farm in Loudon.

This clinic will walk you step by step through the process of dispatching, plucking and cleaning your own broiler chicken.

Kay and Steve Doyon will be your instructors and Dot Perkins from the UNH Cooperative Extension will be on hand to assist and discuss raising meat chickens.

The cost is $45 for the person doing the processing and $5 for a friend who can watch and take notes and includes the broiler you will get to take home and enjoy. You will need to supply your own knives (4”-6” blades). Chicken shears (optional), ice and a cooler (to bring your broiler home in.) Quart size bags if you want to bring home livers, hearts, etc. Jumbo zip lock bags will be available or you can bring your own.

This is a great way to learn about raising broilers and how to process them. Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible. Please go to www.loudonag.org to register.

Then…

SBFNH Tri-County Mobile Processing Unit (MPU) Training

June 17th from 9-12 – Loudon, NH

The SBFNH Tri-County group is hosting its annual MPU training at Purely Wholesome Farm in Loudon. Pete Blake will be demonstrating the MPU equipment and how to use and clean it. This is a requirement for anyone who wishes to rent the MPU equipment. We will also be processing 12 broilers that you can assist with. As above, please bring your own knives if you wish to process a bird. The training does NOT include a bird to take home like the chicken processing clinic does.

Cost is free to SBFNH members, $30 for non-members which includes a 2017 membership to Small and Beginner Farmers. You MUST be a member in order to rent the MPU equipment.

Please RSVP to Cindy Shea at purelywholesome@gmail.com.