Vermont’s Mobile Poultry Slaughter Unit at Auction
The state of Vermont build a mobile poultry slaughter unit at a cost of $93,000 back in 2008. That unit is up for auction with a price of $7,600 and no reserve. The auction ends January 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM EST.
This is your chance to get a nearly brand new, stainless steel, USDA/State inspect-able, fully outfitted poultry slaughter unit for 8¢ on the dollar. It comes complete with a very nice stainless steel scalder and plucker. You can see the interior at the links below.
I hope that someone will buy this for use ideally in Vermont rather than it getting sold as junk. Unfortunately it is being sold in an out-of-state auction in New York and may vanish from the Vermont agricultural landscape, perhaps just going for the scrap metal – it’s filled with valuable stainless steel.
We don’t process poultry for sale or I would snap this up. It is an incredible deal.
Update: The Winner!
As of 2013-01-26 I still have not heard of either this unit going back into service nor of the other proposed unit being placed in service. I just called the farm that had bought the mobile unit but the phone number has been disconnected. If you know more please let me know so I can update this.
That funny looking box of dots in the lower right corner of the photo is called a QR Code. I’m testing out using it. If you point your iPodTouch, iPad or phone with a camera and appropriate software on it at that it should scan† the QR Code and take you to the web page for the auction. Let me know if that works.
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