Buzz Food Service is expanding their current operations to include a top-of-the-line USDA inspected livestock slaughter and processing facility in Kanawha County, WV. This facility is Appalachian Abattoir. Expected fall 2021.

Our goal at Appalachian Abattoir is to provide the highest quality products with the highest level of service while pursuing efficiency, sustainability, and while providing educational opportunities for staff, producers and students throughout the region.

Background

Buzz Food Service has remediated property and is in the process of constructing a livestock slaughter facility through an Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot Program award administered by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.  The company has been working with several partners including the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, WVU Extension, Charleston Area Alliance, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, the West Virginia National Guard, and Refresh Appalachia to facilitate the project. The new facility will create an estimated 25 to 30 full-time jobs and an additional 15 to 20 temporary jobs. 

Project goals include supply-chain development, job training, workforce and business development and opportunities for local farmers to participate in value-added product expansion. Costs covered by the grant include AML reclamation and remediation costs, land acquisition and related costs, site development, facility construction, meat processing equipment and operation costs.   Read our press release here.

Plant Features

Appalachian Abattoir will be a full-service USDA inspected slaughter facility. Key features include:

  • USDA inspected plant
  • USDA grading services
  • Slaughter, cut/wrap processing services
  • High quality cuts and direct purchase from producers
  • Source verification for local products.
  • Quality packaging and labeling
  • Value-added product capabilities
  • Scalder and smokehouse on-site
  • Multi-species: beef, pork, lamb, goat *No bison, rabbits or poultry
  • Animal welfare/humane handling