Time to buy meat from local producers
April 30, 2020
WORLAND — This is a great time to purchase meat directly from producers, according to Washakie County Extension.
They have put together some resources that will help residents in the Big Horn Basin purchase from area producers.
Many local butchers also have a retail store front and sell various cuts of meat.
If you are buying “locker meat” directly from a farmer or rancher, here is how it generally works:
1. Find a producer who has the type of animal you want.
2.Arrange with them to purchase the whole animal or a portion of the animal.
3.The producer will usually transport the animal to the butcher for you.
4.You then arrange with the butcher for the cuts you want and any extras like sausage or hams, and pay them directly for their services.
For more information go to https://uwyoextension.org/washakiecounty/nfs/. This page includes information about how to purchase, which cuts to choose, and a list of producers with meat to sell.
Producers can also go to the site and sign up if they have meat to sell.
When House Bill 0155 goes into effect on July 1, 2020 as an amendment to the Wyoming Food Freedom Act, customers will be able to purchase individual cuts of meat directly from producers through a herd-share agreement.