What kind of inspection will the facility be under?
The facility will be USDA inspected which means that products produced in this facility under USDA inspection will be able to be sold across state lines.
Where is the facility?
It is going to be co-located with our current facility at 4818 Kanawha Blvd East (Route 60) near Rand WV.
Can I get my cattle, lamb, hogs, or goats slaughtered and processed here?
Yes, we will offer traditional livestock slaughter and processing services.
Will you be slaughtering Bison, Rabbits, Poultry?
No, the facility is not intended to process bison and small animals.
Will Buzz Foods buy my livestock?
That is the plan! If you are interested in selling to our facility please be in touch with our project manager, Annie Stroud, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to offering source verified products to our customers and are excited to build our supplier network.
Do you have protocols or specs for the livestock you plan to purchase?
Yes, we are initially planning on sourcing finished cattle for our graded product lines and also cull cows and low-grade for ground beef lines. If you are intersted in selling livestock please be in touch.
Will you have a scalder?
Yes! We will have a scalder for skin-on pork products
Will you have a smokehouse?
Can I make/use my own label?
Yes, we are planning on offering color labels to producers.
Can you grade my products?
Yes, we plan to have a USDA grader on-site to grade carcasses. This information will be relayed back to producers to help inform herd management decisions.
Culinary FAQ - Are you a producer?
How do you define local?
We have not fully defined this yet but intend to source product from within a 100-200 mile radius of the facility.
Will I be able to purchase local products through Buzz?
Yes! That is the plan. We intend to work with quality producers in the region to add to our current offerings.
I’m already working with a producer, would they be able to bring their products through your facility?
Absolutely! We will offer traditional slaughter/cut/wrap services as well as have the capacity to buy direct from them and deliver to our customers.
Will you be making [Your favorite meat product – Bacon sausages, prosciutto, skin on hams, corned meats, charcuterie etc.]
Maybe! We will have dedicated value-added processing capabilities. Final product offerings partially depend on the demand from customers and producers.
When is the facility going to be ready?
Anticipated completion is Early 2021.
Where can I find more information about AML Pilot Projects?
The Office of Surface Mine Reclamation has information about the AML pilot programs https://www.osmre.gov/resources/grants.shtm