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Mount Joy, PA 17552

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Bison Processing

Slaughter

Due to the fact that bison are still predominantly wild and have harder/thicker skulls than beef, bison are stunned with a bullet fired from a high power handgun. Bison are not required to be inspected at slaughter or throughout the process because it is classified as an exotic species. USDA grants voluntary inspection for Bison Carcasses but we need to pay USDA for any inspection services that they provide for bison slaughter and processing. All bison slaughtered and processed at our facility are subjected to USDA voluntary inspection because of the added integrity and safety that it brings to the products. Because of this voluntary inspection, the processing charges for bison are higher than they are for beef.


Aging/Cutting

Available for bison carcasses and the first 2 weeks are included with the price to cut & package the carcass. After 2 weeks there is a minimal charge for dry aging and it is calculated based on the dressed weight of the carcass. Please view our policy regarding dry-aging.


Packaging and Further processing

All products are vacuum packaged in clear plastic and labeled according to the cut or product in the package. Labels are printed in black and white and contain the necessary information to comply with USDA’s mandatory features for a product label. Custom Logos can be inserted on product labels but will need to fit into a predetermined space on the label. If you have a logo that you would like on your products, please contact us and we can work with you to accomplish this. Names of products and cuts have been approved with USDA and we are unable to change names of cuts and products.


Claims

Production and Marketing claims are allowed but will need to be submitted to USDA for approval prior to use. Certain terms or claims may require more information in order to obtain the necessary approval. Contact us for more information regarding claims and if it makes sense for your business.

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