University of Maryland Extension

Meats and Poultry


  • Marketing Farm Raised Meats in Maryland Module

    Are you a small livestock farmer in Maryland wanting to capitalize your urban location and strong demand for locally produced meats? If so, the Marketing Farm Raised Meats in Maryland Module was created specifically for you. This module delivers educational materials developed for several training sessions by educators and professionals who are highly knowledgeable and who are presently engaged in Farm-to-Table production and marketing


  • (April 2015)
    By Ginger S. Myers, Marketing Specialist, University of Maryland Extension and Director of the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center.

  • A Marketing Decision Tool and Guide for Grass-fed Beef - EB374
    By Ginger S. Myers, Marketing Specialist, University of Maryland Extension and Director of the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center.  This resource guide will assist grass-fed beef producers formulate profitable marketing strategies. It is a decision tool to assist individual producers in making marketing decisions about what to produce; where/how/in what venue(s) outlets to market their product; and practical risk management strategies. View online (PDF)

  • A Producer’s Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland - EB-372
    By Ginger S. Myers, Director, Maryland Enterprise Development Center and Extension Specialist, University of Maryland Extension. Reviewers: Diane Hirsh, University of Connecticut Extension, Jody Menikheim, Division of Food Control, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Arion Thiboumery, Iowa State University.  This guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting processing and marketing meat and poultry products in Maryland.
    View online (PDF)

  • Beef Price & Yield Estimator for Producers (excel .xlsx spreadsheet)
    Excel worksheet helps determine retail prices for farm-raised meat cuts.  Developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County

  • Commercial Freezer Storage Units (PDF)
    Spec sheets on several commercial freezer storage units from True Food Service and Arctic Air.

  • Direct Marketing Farm-Raised Meats in Maryland
    by Ginger S. Myers, Regional Agricultural Marketing Specialist.  Is a brief outline on how Maryland farmers who raise meat - beef, pork, lamb, chevon, and veal - on their farms can obtain a state license to sell their USDA processed frozen products and frozen cuts directly to the public from their farms.

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