Prem Meats is excited to announce a new division of their business, Natural Harvest LLC. We have been asked repeatedly why we don’t offer a slaughtering service. When we built our new facility we talked about the possibility of expanding our services to include slaughtering but it was soon evident that we needed to take the time to focus on keeping up with the demands of our products and services that our new retail store required. Now that we are a few years in, have a larger staff and more comfortable with our production requirements, we decided that we would again look into the possibility of slaughtering.
Over the past year and a half we have researched how to offer our customers a slaughter service that is convenient, affordable, humane, all while causing the least amount of stress to your animals so you receive a higher quality, better tasting product in return. During our research and visits it was evident to us that the level of stress caused to the animals by transporting, unloading, use of electrical shocking devices, and unfamiliar surroundings is an immensely overlooked issue that plays an absolute vital role in meat quality. Even if you exercise extreme caution during the loading and transporting of your animal, you have no control over how it is treated inside the slaughter facility. After more research and talking with our customers we felt that it is imperative to take this process to a higher level and offer our customers a State Licensed Mobile Slaughter Unit. We have met with supervisors from the Department of Agriculture and Meat Safety inspectors to make them aware of our plans and we have worked hand in hand developing a unit that is functional, affordable, and is as humanely possible when harvesting your animals. Representatives from the State Department are excited to be involved in this process and have provided us guidance and support throughout the planning and building stages.
Our mobile unit is equipped with all the essential tools, sanitizers and features that the State requires in licensed slaughter facilities, only our facility will travel to you. Our mobile slaughter unit is in full operation and traveling to area farms to provide on farm slaughter services. After the animal is harvested under your control, it will be transported back to our facility to carry out the aging and processing. Not only does Natural Harvest offer you the ability to receive a higher quality of meat, it allows us at Prem Meats to offer local, naturally harvested beef and pork to all our customers in our fresh meat case. We have teamed up with area farmers and producers, voiced our concerns and informed them of our requirements in the raising, feeding and caring for their animals so we can without a doubt, offer only the best, highest quality meats in the area. Our mobile unit will give us the ability to travel to the farm and hand select only the finest animals to offer at our store. Call us today, make an appointment, and taste the difference for yourself!