Feasibility of a local processing facility in Carroll County, Georgia
Wolfe, Kent L.
McKissick, John C.
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The purpose of this study was to consider the economic feasibility of a multi-species processing facility in Carroll County, Georgia. The proposed facility will allow area producers, producers in Georgia and Alabama, to process their own livestock for sale to consumers, retailers, restaurants and other end users of locally grown produce. One of the goals of the proposed multi-species processing facility is to allow area producers to develop consistent, high quality product to service local and regional markets including, restaurants, food service industries, and retail customers. Currently, there is an undercapacity in Georgia of USDA inspected meat processing facilities that will work with smaller producers. This feasibility study examined the costs of constructing and operating a local USDA inspected processing facility that will be open to producers who are interested in processing and marketing their products.