The mobile processing unit was built in 2002.
Yes. This unit was designed for small producers; the capacity for the unit in any one growing season is around 20,000 birds.
We have never had a producer process more than 4000 birds in any single year. Our largest producer built her own unit based on this one as her production increased.
Typically the producer picks up the unit from a central location and processes their birds using his or her own staff. There would be help available if the producer so desires.
If the producer does all the work, including picking up and returning the unit, the cost is $0.75 per bird. Depending on the amount of staff and transportation required, It can be as much as $2.50.
It ranges from 2 to 6 producers each year. Some use it monthly, some less often.
Typically 100 to 200 birds per day.
Rabbits can also be processed.
Community Agricultural Development Center, located in Colville, WA. CADC is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Washington and is federally exempt.
This unit operates in Northeast Washington.