This webinar offers a detailed look at two mobile units, one for red meat and one for poultry, and explains a useful cost calculator to gauge operational costs. (NMPAN webinar: December 2008)
Mobile poultry processing units (MPPUs) have been around for more than 10 years. On this webinar, we learned about five MPPUs on the ground around the U.S.: Kentucky, Montana, Vermont, and two in Massachusetts. Each speaker covered history and partners, costs to build and operate, revenue and cost recovery, work done to date, whether the MPPU has achieved its goal, and lessons learned.
Coordinators of three new mobile poultry processing units explain how the units work and discuss challenges, strategies, and lessons learned in bringing these units on line. (NMPAN webinar: October 2009)
These two webinars, offered by USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service, explain red meat and poultry mobile slaughter units. Presentations cover technical and practical aspects, regulatory compliance, and financial assistance programs (January 2010).
Click on the link above and scroll down to "Mobile Slaughter Webinars." You can watch the webinars themselves or view the presentations as pdfs.