CPA Processing Survey

The Connecticut Poultry Association (CPA) is polling producers to learn about their interest in local poultry processing. We need to hear from you and request your participation in this survey. All responses will be kept confidential.

* 1. I am a producer of (check all that apply)

* 2. Approximately how many meat birds do you expect to raise annually?

* 3. How many birds would you raise annually if you had access to affordable processing facilities?

* 4. Over the course of a year, how often would you need processing and packaging services?

* 5. On average, how many birds would you expect to process each time?

* 6. Would you pay $5 per chicken for USDA inspected processing?

* 7. Would you consider using a Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU)? Check all that apply.

* 8. How far would you be willing to travel to use the MPPU?

* 9. Would you be able to provide two people to operate the MPPU when your birds are being processed, as well as become trained, licensed, and insured to operate the MPPU in order to qualify for the State-issued poultry processing permit?

* 10. The MPPU will require us to establish regional docking sites across the State. Can you recommend possible docking locations where we could park and operate this unit? CPA will be responsible for costs associated with setting up the docking sites.

* 11. Would you be interested in becoming a member of a poultry cooperative?

* 12. Please share your contact information - all individual responses to this survey will be kept confidential.

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