Meat Processing

Important Information

  • New processing prices effective February 1, 2020 – please note changes to beef, pork and lamb slaughter and processing fees.
  • With new Provincial Hygienic Slaughter requirements in place, we reserve the right to refuse animals which are contaminated (e.g. manure on hide, visibly abscessed) or injured.
  • As of February 20, 2020 there are new CFIA reporting requirements for Humane Transport & Animal Welfare.  Please visit our Processing & Traceability FAQ page for more information.

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 requirements for the use of our slaughter and custom-processing services. Please read carefully and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Download our printable pricing & information brochure here.

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.

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.


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BEEF & BISON

Slaughter Fees

  • Beef 0 – 499 lbs, under 30 months, dressed: $100
  • Beef 500 – 649lbs, under 30 months, dressed: $125
  • Beef over 650lbs, under 30 months, dressed: $150
  • Beef over 30 months: $200 (includes disposal of SRM material)
  • Bison: $150
  • HEAVILY TAGGED ANIMALS:  $20 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: $0.75/lb

Patty-making: $1.35/lb

Disposal of inedibles: included

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

FAX-IN BEEF CUTTING ORDER:  Click here to download a PDF you can print and fill out by hand and fax or email back to us.  

* 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.

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pork_cutsPORK

Slaughter Fees 

  • 250 lbs and under: $55 ( * not including colored pigs)
  • colored/spotted pigs: $85
  • 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: $0.75/lb

Disposal of inedibles: included

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

FAX-IN PORK CUTTING ORDER: Click here to download a printable pdf you can print and fill out by hand and fax or email back to us.  *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.

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lamb-cutsLAMB / GOAT

Slaughter Fees

  • flat rate: $50
  • 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:  $55/animal
  • any additional cuts (eg boneless) – flat rate:  additional $25/animal
  • additional $15 fee to keep the head

Refrigerated delivery to further-processor: included

FAX-IN LAMB CUTTING ORDER FORM: Click here to download a PDF form you can fill out by hand and fax or email back to us.

* 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.

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rabbitRABBITS

Slaughter Fees

  • Slaughter, dress, bag: $10 each

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

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