Mobile poultry processing unit available for purchase

For immediate release
January 6, 2012

Chelsea Bardot Lewis, 802-828-3360, [email protected]

Open House January 11 from 1-4 p.m. in Waterbury

MONTPELIER: Calling all Vermont meat producers and processors! The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Mobile Poultry Processing Unit is currently available for purchase. The mobile unit, which was the first of its kind for farmers to process poultry under state inspection right on the farm, has been a huge success in developing Vermont’s poultry industry. With the market for locally produced poultry and rabbit continuing to rise, this piece of infrastructure offers a great business opportunity.

The mobile unit was offered for sale after the original operator chose not to renew his lease. “We are grateful to Spring Hill Poultry for the service that they have provided to so many producers across the state over the past few years,” said Secretary Chuck Ross. “With the support available from our Agency and the Farm Viability Enhancement Program, I am confident that the future buyer of the mobile unit will continue upon this success, leading to further growth in local poultry sales.”

The proceeds of the sale will be reinvested in infrastructure development for Vermont meat processing. Built in 2008 with a $93,000 investment from the Vermont Legislature and the Castanea Foundation, the mobile unit has a daily processing capacity of 250 chickens or 100 turkeys, with two operators. It can be docked either at farms or at fairgrounds across the state.

The mobile unit is currently listed for sale at There will be an open house on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the north end of the Waterbury State Complex parking lot. To RSVP for the open house, please contact Chelsea Bardot Lewis at 802-828-3360 or [email protected] The bidding process closes at 6:00 p.m. on January 13, 2012.


Press Release

Comment Policy requires that all commenters identify themselves by their authentic first and last names. Initials, pseudonyms or screen names are not permissible.

No personal harrassment, abuse, or hate speech is permitted. Be succinct and to the point. If your comment is over 500 words, consider sending a commentary instead.

We personally review and moderate every comment that is posted here. This takes a lot of time; please consider donating to keep the conversation productive and informative.

The purpose of this policy is to encourage a civil discourse among readers who are willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. VTDigger has created a safe zone for readers who wish to engage in a thoughtful discussion on a range of subjects. We hope you join the conversation. If you have questions or concerns about our commenting platform, please review our Commenting FAQ.

Privacy policy
  • Was this unit sold? To whom? and what did it go for? I want to build a unit to make available to compliment our current red meat trailer we offer. We are a not for profit and any information would be helpful. Thanks!

Thanks for reporting an error with the story, "Mobile poultry processing unit available for purchase"