Pre-Slaughter Guide


Expectations of our customers on the day of slaughter.

Petersburg Poultry is dedicated to providing our poultry processing customers with a great finished product.  In order to do our very best, we need your help.  Below describes what we will expect from you on the day we slaughter your birds.

Slaughter Guide

Feed Withdraw

Feed Withdraw:  Possibly the most important step in your pre-slaughter procedure. All poultry scheduled to be slaughtered MUST have their feed withdrawn at least 14 hours in advance, but NOT more than 24 hours.  DO NOT withdraw drinking water.  Crates:  All poultry must be presented for slaughter in suitable plastic crates.  If you don't have crates, we can either rent crates to you, or you can fill our crates with your birds upon arrival to the slaughter house.  

Drop off Procedure

Drop-Off Procedure:  Unless you have made other arrangements with the Plant Manager, you are expected to drop off your birds at 6:00 AM.  Upon arrival and before unloading, you are expected to check in with the Plant Manager to fill out processing paperwork.  Plant manager will determine order of processing.  

Labeling and Packaging

Packaging and Labels:  We vacuum pack all products.  We also provide on-demand labeling with the ability to include product pricing on the label.  You do not need to bring labels.  Pick-Up Procedure:  Unless you have made other arrangements with the Plant Manager, you are expected to pick-up your birds on the same day that you drop them off.  

Pick-up Procedure

Pick-up time is between 3 and 5 PM.  Please bring plenty of very clean ice chests or other suitable containers for product pick-up.  Please leave your ice chests with us at the time of poultry drop off.   We sell ice if you would like to chill your product for the return trip.  We also sell boxes for transporting product, but  would only recommend this to those who are able to place the box in a separate insulated container.


Once your order is finished you can stop at the main office to pay for services. We accept Cash, Check and most major credit cards.  All returned checks will insure a $25 charge. 

USDA Certification

All of our products are slaughtered in at the presence of a certified USDA inspector.  This labeling allows this product to be sold into any market retail wholesale or otherwise. This is truly the top shelf.