Mitchells Meat Processing Co
Took two large hogs to them for first time. We have been raising heritage hogs and selling pork for 8 years. These hogs should have hung at 130-150 lbs each. When I went to pick up meat, they tried to say that hogs hung 75 and 85 lbs. The meat from one whole hog was missing. These were very rare breed hogs and premium pork. Most of the meat that I did get back was unsaleable- Bacon wadded up in a package, hog bristles packaged with meat, unidentifiable cuts, no labels on meat, tenderloin cut to ribbons I could go on and on.
When I confronted the owner and asked where the rest of my meat was, he said, " It was not his problem, he just cut the meat."
I dropped off a steer for processing last June. This was my first with them and I'm using them again next month. The packaging and quality of processing was good with a few minor exceptions. The steaks were cut thinner then I requested. Some of the steaks and roasts could have been trimmed a little better but it was no big deal for me to do it prior to grilling.
Do NOT process your beef here! We brought them two steers for processing, and after assuring us they could cut and package our beef any way we wanted it done, they did not follow our instructions. We sell our beef to local restaurants, stores, and retail. There were over 10 lbs we couldn't sell at all due to mislabeling, they packaged cube steak at a half pound rather than one or more pounds, and cut the flank steak into tiny half pound slices, when we had requested to keep it whole. These are just a few of the mistakes; others included cutting trimming ribs for BBQ and then cutting them in half and calling them "short ribs", and cutting steak loins into steaks when we had requested to have them kept whole. We stopped the check for payment and when I complained, the owner insisted that it didn't matter how many mistakes were made, that he would "get his money". He is trying to press charges against us for non-payment. If you want hassle free processing, quality work and trustworthy people, go somewhere else!!!