Struggling with Slaughterhouse Access? Survey for NYS Livestock Farmers

If you raise livestock in New York, please complete this very brief survey about access to slaughter from the Cornell Small Farms program…

Dear farmers and friends,

If you raise animals for meat in New York State, you are no stranger to the complicated logistics and roadblocks that exist in getting animals to slaughter. For many producers, the COVID-19 pandemic has made access even more difficult.

We are collecting information to communicate with policy-makers the scope of the problem from farmers’ perspectives — both pre-COVID-19 and during this pandemic — and to help determine possible solutions. To do this, we are asking NYS livestock farmers to take a survey. This survey focuses on the species you send to processing, and the facilities that you use for those species.

Take the Survey Now

This survey takes only about 5 minutes to complete, and your input is extremely valuable to us.

All responses will be kept strictly anonymous, and any information shared from the survey will be averaged across responses. If you choose to share contact information or other details that could identify you or your farm, these will never be shared publicly with anyone without your express consent.

Please respond by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, July 27.

Many thanks to the members of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Program Work Team who provided helpful feedback on the survey.


The Cornell Small Farms Program Team

The Cornell Small Farms Program (SFP) helps farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development. SFP is housed at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and works collaboratively with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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