Meat Processing

Thunder Bay Meat Processing is a licensed, inspected facility specializing in the custom slaughter of red meat for the area surrounding Thunder Bay. We are certified by the Province of Ontario for the slaughter of beef, bison, pork, lamb, goat, wild boar and rabbit.

On this page you’ll find important information about pricing as well as government requirements for the sanitary use of our slaughter and custom-processing services. Please return often to check for updates, read carefully and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SLAUGHTER BOOKINGS

Please call us at 935-2911 well in advance of processing time to book your dates. Live animals are processed on Tuesdays every week, year-round. 

Reporting Requirements

Deliveries of beef and pork for slaughter with us must be accompanied by the appropriate traceability paperwork.  Learn about the forms you’ll need to submit with your livestock delivery here.

DELIVERY OF LIVESTOCK

Livestock booked for slaughter must be dropped off between 8am and 6pm Mondays for Tuesday slaughter and should be delivered by livestock trailer. All livestock must be clean and healthy.  We reserve the right to refuse animals which are contaminated (e.g. manure on hide, visibly abscessed) or injured.

CUTTING ORDERS

Cutting orders inform our staff about how to cut and package your meat.  Download order forms from the menu to the left or links in each section below.

PORK cutting order forms must be received no later than two days following your animal’s slaughter. Order forms for all other animals must be received within five days of slaughter.

Please note:

  • cutting orders received after deadline may result in a $20 late fee
  • custom processing orders are limited to a maximum of two per animal; one order per side.

PICKUP OF PRODUCT

Unless otherwise specified, all orders are frozen for you to reduce the cost of freezing it yourself. Typically beef is hung for two weeks after slaughter before cutting; all other meats are usually ready within a week of slaughter; we will notify you when your order is ready for pickup. If you wish your customer to pick up product directly, please provide their name and telephone number on your cutting order and we will notify them that their meat is ready.

slaughter & processing – BEEF & BISON

Slaughter Fees:

  • Beef 0 – 500 lbs, under 30 months, dressed: $125
  • Beef 501 lbs and up, under 30 months, dressed: $175
  • Beef over 30 months: $225 (includes disposal of SRM material)
  • Bison: $175

Heavily Tagged Animals:  $30 surcharge
We reserve the right to refuse animals which are contaminated (e.g. manure on hide, visibly abscessed) or injured.

Handling Fee: $0.15/lb (on animals not being cut & wrapped on site)

Cut/Wrap/Freeze: $0.88/lb

Patty-making: $1.55/lb

Disposal of inedibles: included

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

* Please note: we must receive your completed cutting order(s) no less than five days following your animal’s slaughter.  Cutting orders received after the five-day deadline may result in a $20 late fee.

SLAUGHTER & PROCESSING – PORK

Slaughter Fees

  • 250 lbs and under: $60 ( * not including colored pigs)
  • colored/spotted pigs: $95
  • for every additional 50 lbs above 250: add $5
  • Handling fee: $0.15/lb (on animals not being cut & wrapped on site)

We reserve the right to refuse animals which are contaminated (e.g. manure on hide, visibly abscessed) or injured.

Cut/Wrap/Freeze: $0.88/lb

Disposal of inedibles: included

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

*Please note: we must receive your completed cutting order(s) no less than two days following your animal’s slaughter.  Cutting orders received after the two-day deadline may result in a $20 late fee.

SLAUGHTER & PROCESSING – LAMB / GOAT

Slaughter Fees

  • flat rate: $60
  • Handling fee: $25 (on animals not being cut & wrapped on site)

We reserve the right to refuse animals which are contaminated (e.g. manure on hide, visibly abscessed) or injured.

Cut/Wrap/Freeze:

  • basic bone-in, standard cuts – flat rate:  $60/animal
  • any additional cuts (eg boneless) – flat rate:  additional $25/animal
  • additional $15 fee to keep the head

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

* Please note: we must receive your completed cutting order(s) no less than five days following your animal’s slaughter.  Cutting orders received after the five-day deadline may result in a $20 late fee.

SLAUGHTER & PROCESSING – RABBIT

Slaughter Fees

  • Slaughter, dress, bag: $10 each

Please contact us at (807) 935-2911 for bookings and details.