Transport of meat as hanging carcass.

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Have the potential to supply 1 or 2 London butchers with meat, but really struggling with transport.
Everyone we've tried wants it boxed. This is no good if your butcher wants a whole carcass to hang and cut himself.
Anybody do this and know of options?
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Still doable if the price is right perhaps? Or buy an old chiller van and take a road trip if it’s going to be an ongoing/expanding operation?

This time next year Rodney...👍
6/7' long pig would need a crate rather than cardboard box! Dulav crate is a possibility, but I think the pig would have to be in 1/4s.
Can you hang in 1/4s?
Certainly considering the route of doing it ourselves, but wouldn't be cost effective until we can get numbers up a bit.
 
6/7' long pig would need a crate rather than cardboard box! Dulav crate is a possibility, but I think the pig would have to be in 1/4s.
Can you hang in 1/4s?
Certainly considering the route of doing it ourselves, but wouldn't be cost effective until we can get numbers up a bit.
Prime pork isn’t traditionally quartered. Cutting a side of pork into three is more common, giving you 2 shoulders, 2 middles and 2 legs per pig. You will lose some of the magic of buying carcass meat if it turns up in a load of bags in a palletainer though. I can’t see an easy answer.
 

Rob Garrett

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Derbyshire UK
Have the potential to supply 1 or 2 London butchers with meat, but really struggling with transport.
Everyone we've tried wants it boxed. This is no good if your butcher wants a whole carcass to hang and cut himself.
Anybody do this and know of options?
Where are you getting them killed? We used to use Elliott's @ Chesterfield, carcase delivery was included in killing price.

Have you priced chilled couriers like www.eskimoexpress.co.uk ?
 

topground

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Somerset.
Might be a long shot but it might be worth trying a wholesale butcher such as
Rj Phillips Wholesale Butchers Limited
Langford HouseBS40 5DU Langford
Somerset England
Phone:
0117 928 9606
They will have a vehicle capable of hanging quarters for transport chilled and there is a slaughterhouse at Langford Vet school doing private kills.
The other option would be to hire a vehicle and move it yourself. No butcher I have ever come across expected beef in sides, quarters could be legally moved in a chilled van on the floor provided the floor is clean, no different to moving fresh meat in clean trays.
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Might be a long shot but it might be worth trying a wholesale butcher such as
Rj Phillips Wholesale Butchers Limited
Langford HouseBS40 5DU Langford
Somerset England
Phone:
0117 928 9606
They will have a vehicle capable of hanging quarters for transport chilled and there is a slaughterhouse at Langford Vet school doing private kills.
The other option would be to hire a vehicle and move it yourself. No butcher I have ever come across expected beef in sides, quarters could be legally moved in a chilled van on the floor provided the floor is clean, no different to moving fresh meat in clean trays.
Thanks. Is that the wholesaler neighbouring the Langford abattoir? We had discussed talking to them this morning - will try on Monday
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
I used to sell big Dexter 1/4s* to a restaraunt in the SE. I used a couple of BIG insulated cold boxes that we called a coffin, as that was they resembled! About 5-6ft long. Would take a half pig easily. 2 fitted in the back of the pickup under an IW top!

I could take meat from the cold room of my Butcher who had been hanging the beef, and deliver it to London 3-4 hrs later. Temp barely moved in winter, maybe came up 1-2C in very hot weather...




* LW was around 400-450kg for the better commercial types.
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
I used to sell big Dexter 1/4s* to a restaraunt in the SE. I used a couple of BIG insulated cold boxes that we called a coffin, as that was they resembled! About 5-6ft long. Would take a half pig easily. 2 fitted in the back of the pickup under an IW top!

I could take meat from the cold room of my Butcher who had been hanging the beef, and deliver it to London 3-4 hrs later. Temp barely moved in winter, maybe came up 1-2C in very hot weather...




* LW was around 400-450kg for the better commercial types.
Do you have a source for the boxes? Not seen any that long.
Think they would need to be 6'
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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