This November 2003 study researched the possibilities for Iowa producers who are interested in specialized smaller-scale slaughter facilities and their potential, both for co-products and related industries.
What is the potential for receiving premiums for coproduct streams coming from attribute meat markets such as organic, natural, etc.?
There are few co-product markets that exist for these attribute markets at this time. Additionally, because of the lower volume, disposal costs of coproducts is higher than traditional meat processing.
Year of Grant Completion
Holz-Clause, Mary, "Co-location of industries with small livestock slaughter facilities" (2004). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 229.