Acre Station Receives Grant for Live Animal Scale

by firsthandfoods on October 18, 2011

Thanks to a cost-share grant made available by the NC Market Ready, our pork processor, Acre Station Meat Farm, will soon be equipped with a live animal scale and digital camera to assist with pork carcass quality evaluations. Most of our hog producers cannot afford to have their own live animals scales. Joined by the NC Natural Hog Growers Association and Whole Foods Market, Farmhand Foods worked with Acre Station on the grant so that all of our pork producers will be able to receive consistent feedback on quality, including loin size and overall yield (e.g., the difference between the live and carcass weight of an animal). Acre Station was one of four processors in the state to receive cost-share assistance.

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