Kentucky Proud

Direct Meat Marketing

Meat Marketing
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture works with Kentucky farmers interested in marketing their meat products by assisting them in understanding the regulations involved in direct marketing meat products. Through cooperative efforts with Partners for Family Farms, we have helped assemble a directory of Kentucky processing facilities, and published the first Direct Marketing Directory for farmers with products to sell, as well as restaurants and retailers wishing to buy Kentucky products. Our work with the University of Kentucky has also been vital in assessing the profitability and acceptability of local meat products. We are currently working on an advertising campaign to promote Kentucky restaurants that purchase products directly from farmers.

The Kentucky Proud Meat Grader Program

The Kentucky Proud Meat Grader Program provides USDA-certified meat grading services to Kentucky Proud members. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture employees who provide this service are trained and certified by USDA, and their salaries and travel costs are absorbed by the KDA. Funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, this service is designed to provide small producers and processors a level playing field with large-scale businesses at retail.


Business Planning

KCARD - Business Planning
411 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-6767
Phone: (270) 763-8258
Fax: (270) 763-9927

Directory of USDA-inspected processors in Kentucky

C&P Processing
90 A.J. Sutton Rd.
Williamsburg, KY 40769
(606) 549-1151
Tony Thorpe

Boone's Abattoir, Inc.
100 Bloomfield Pike
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-3668
Jerry & Matt Boone

Brooksville Meat Fab.Center Rt.
80 Liberty Drive
Brookesville, KY 41001
(606) 735-2250

Central Kentucky Meats, Inc
6256 KY 1859
Liberty, KY 42539

Foothills Country Meats
P.O. Box 156
Monticello, KY 42635
(606) 348-3852
Ryan Gregory

C&W Meat Packers
312 W. Pearl St.
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4121
Carla Courtney

Fairplay Meat Processing
275 Jack Smith Rd.
Columbia, KY 42728
(270) 384-4024
Foster Graves

Farmer's Slaughter House
181 Fowler Rd.
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-7389

Hampton's Meat Proc. Co., Inc.
1890 Pembroke Rd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 885-8474
Ernie Hampton

Harmon Brothers Meats
425 Ambrose
Warsaw, KY 41095
(859) 567-1212
Dave Harmon

John's Custom Meats, LLC
John Rediess, Jr. 5180
Hydro-Pondsville Rd.
Smith's Grove, KY 42171

Kirby & Poe Slaughterhouse
581 Kirby & Poe Rd.
Alvaton, KY 42122
(270) 843-1709

Lairds Meat Co.
301 E. 12th St.
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-3821

Bill Opell's Meat Processing
22515 Bear Creek Rd.
Cattlettsburg, KY 41129
(606) 928-5094

U.M. Miller
3425 Railroad St.
Cattlettsburg, KY 41129
(606) 739-5301

Wise Meat Packing Co.
2205 Longbranch Rd.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-8464 (just hogs USDA)

Bluegrass Lamb and Goat LLC
3060 Cartersville Road
Paint Lick, KY 40461

Custom Meats, Inc
169 W. Old Middle Creek rd Prestonsburg, Ky 41653
Paul Marsillett
Office- 606-886-6003
Cell 606-226-2428 Fax 606-886-6033

S & S Enterprises
9020 Richardsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 777-0240

Marksbury Farm Foods LLC
7907 Nicholasville Rd
Lancaster, KY 40444
Greg Correll 859-548-2333

Mobile Processing Unit
Kentucky State University
Steve Skeleton

Hubble Meat Market
195 White Oak Rd
Lancaster, KY 40444
Hal Akers

Loretto Butcher Shop
700 Spencer Hamilton Rd
Loretto. KY 40037
Jody Mattingly 270-865-3676
cell 502-507-0399

The Chop Shop
130 KY 250
North Campton, KY 41301
Mark Schaad

Soder Farm Country Market
959 Britmart Rd Elkton, KY 42220
USDA poultry processing only

Summit Meat Processing

244 Ware Road

Science Hill, KY 42553
(606) 423-9369