Showalter’s Custom Meat Processing
COVID-19 update: Due to excessively high demand, we are booked FULL in 2022 on beef. We have not started booking 2023 yet. Keep an eye on this web page to know when we start accepting appointments for 2023. (most likely AFTER deer season of 2021) We will update this AS SOON AS WE OPEN THE BOOKS for 2023.
Your Animal = Your Meat. We provide custom meat processing services for your beef, meat hogs, deer, and other animals as well (including elk). Click here for details on our custom deer processing.
Bring your animals to us for processing, then relax. You don’t have to worry about getting meat from someone else’s animal. After all, our policy is: “the animal you bring in is the meat you take home.”* We work to ensure that your animal stays yours –and only yours– during every stage of processing.
*Unless you’d like to do “exchanged meat” for things like Bratwurst, Summer Sausage, and our other specialty meats.
If you don’t have an animal to bring us to process, no worries, we can provide you with our own grass fed angus beef or locally raised grain fed beef. You can buy an entire cow, or just half. Learn more here. In addition to our whole or half beef, we also have can provide you with corn-fed meat hogs. Like our beef, you can buy an entire meat hog, or only half.
Schedule an appointment. If you have a hog or beef that you want us to process, you will need to give us a call and schedule an appointment. During the Summer we are usually booked only 2 or 3 weeks out so you can get your animal booked fairly soon usually, but during the fall, winter, and spring, we are a lot busier so plan to schedule several months in advance. We do not take in beef and hogs over deer season, so the months right before deer season and right after deer season fill up VERY fast. If you want an animal done soon before or after deer season, you will need to schedule it months in advance otherwise there may not be any space left.
Animal drop-off instructions
Make sure to bring your animal on the agreed upon day that we have set up when you scheduled your animal.
1. Pull around the right side of the building, where you will notice an “Enter Here” sign above the unloading dock. We will try to notice that you have arrived and send someone to help work the gates so you can pull through the first set of gates and help you get unloaded.
After unloading, collect an animal ID paper from the team member who has helped you unload, this paper will have your animal’s tag number that we use to keep your animal identified as your animal.
2. Park and bring that animal ID paper to the office where we will do the paperwork and take the processing instructions on your animal. Remember to park your vehicle in a place that does not block others from pulling through and unloading their animals. (perhaps along the fence on the left after you circle around after leaving the unloading dock)
Live weight Scales. In order to better serve our customers we recently added a live-weight scales to our livestock unloading dock. So if you need a live weight, simply inform the team member who is helping you unload your animal and we will be glad to get the live-weight for you.
We take your instructions on cuts and packaging seriously, and endeavor to meet your exact specifications every time.
Below you’ll find information about our processing rates, as well as downloadable processing forms for deer, beef and meat hogs. You are welcome to print them off and jot down your preferences, but we generally like to fill out the official cut sheet here to make sure we use the terminology that our team is used to.
If you have any additional questions, please Contact Us.
Showalter’s Custom Meat Processing Rates
Custom Deer Processing
Click Here to see an example Deer Processing Form already filled out.
Custom Hog Processing
$35 kill fee
Processing: $0.55 cents per pound dressed weight (including vacuum packing)
Curing: $0.73 per pound ($0.63 for over 40 lbs)
Blank Pork Processing Form
Click Here to see an Example Pork Processing Form already filled out.
Custom Beef Processing
$50 kill fee
Processing: $0.50 per pound dressed weight (including vacuum packing on steaks and roasts)
Blank Beef Processing Form
Click here to see an example Beef Processing Form already filled out.