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Our Abattoir

Know Your Butcher. Know Your Food.

As part of Hopcott Farms’ commitment to bringing quality, local products to your table, a decision was made to construct an on-site processing plant. The key motivations for this development are:

  • Supports sustainable farming and eliminates travel for the animals resulting in lower stress and reduces our carbon footprint.
  • Oversee high levels of animal welfare and humane slaughter practices, which are provincially inspected for each slaughter.
  • Provides full quality control for our products, from raising, processing, butchering, and sales right here on the farm.
  • Allows for full transparency with the installation of cameras.
Oversight To Do It Right

CUSTOM CUTTING
& PROCESSING SERVICES

At Hopcott Farms, we specialize in tailored cutting and processing services. As a Provincially Inspected plant transitioning to becoming Federally Inspected, we prioritize delivering top-quality care when handling your beef or lamb processing needs. Our commitment extends beyond custom cuts; we ensure an unwavering focus on excellence, providing products of superior quality coupled with dedicated customer service.

Why Choose Hopcott’s Processing Services?

  • Personalized customization of cuts, encompassing steak thicknesses, roast sizes, and packaging specifications.
  • Employing a natural aging process for beef for 7 days, optimizing tenderness by breaking down muscle tissue.
  • Offering extended options for dry aging of beef upon request.
  • Accurate labeling of each package with the specific cut name and processing date.
  • Ground beef packaging options available in 1 lb or 2 lb poly bags.
  • Quick freezing techniques employed to preserve the utmost freshness of your meat.
  • Monitored by HACCP and Quality Control Coordinator
  • Provincially Inspected (moving to Federal in 2024)

Cost Breakdown

STANDARD BEEF PROCESSING FEES:

  • Slaughter Fee per carcass up to 800 lbs: $300 (waste disposal included)
  • Slaughter Fee per carcass over 800 lbs: $340 (waste disposal included)
  • CIDC Fee: $5.00 per head
  • Fee for any animal over 30 months: $40 per head
  • Dry Aging Fee (over 7 days): $5 per head per day
  • Cut and Wrap: $1.20 per lb

LAMB/GOAT PROCESSING FEES:

  • Slaughter Fee carcass up to 65 lbs: $75 (waste disposal included)
  • Slaughter Fee carcass over 65 lbs: $100 (waste disposal included)
  • Dry Aging Fee (over 48 hr): $3 per head
  • Cut and Wrap: $1.30 per lb (minimum charge for cut and wrap is $80)

Please note: Pricing is subject to change.

READY TO PLACE AN ORDER?

Please contact us to confirm your custom processing requirements at abattoir@hopcottfarms.ca or call 604 465 5000 ext. 2.
See the links below for our custom Beef and Lamb order sheets:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should you not find answers to your questions on this webpage or in the sections below, please feel free to contact our team at abattoir@hopcottfarms.ca or call 604 465 5000 ext. 2. We’re here to assist you.

Cutting Instructions

When can Cutting Instructions be completed?
We request cutting instructions are completed within 48 hours of your processing date. This allows us enough time to fully review your instructions and process your orders efficiently.

Am I able to get a cut not listed on the form?
We do our very best to accommodate requests when possible. Any special requests can be added in the special instructions box at the bottom of the cutting form.

Are offals included with my cutting order?
All offals are available upon customer request.

Order Pickup

How long will my order take to process?
Processing times vary. On average, processing takes 1-3 days for lamb, and 3 – 5 days for beef from the time of slaughter with no aging option.

When can my order be picked up?
We will contact you upon order completion. Once the order is ready for pickup, we will email an invoice along with payment options. We are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM for pickup. In special circumstances weekend pick up may be available.

Dropping Animals Off

When can I drop off my animals?
Animals must be dropped off at least 24 hours before the processing date.

How many animals am I allowed to bring in for my scheduled booking date?
Customers are permitted to bring in the amount of animals approved at the time of booking. Please contact us for any additional animals as this requires prior approval.

What are the drop off procedures for animals?
Our pens are located on the west side of Hopcott Farms Abattoir. Load your animals into one of the available empty pens. Please fill out the animal receiving form in the drop off box located beside the loading bay door.

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