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meat proccessors...

anyone know of any good meat processors in the fort collins/loveland area??? I would like one that does sausages/brats/burgers as well as a veriety of steaks..... any info or websites would be greatly appreciated!

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Here is a place that is not

Here is a place that is not to far and they make great sausage at a fair price. I now live down near Canon City and still use them.

Name: Valley Packing & Catering
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705 1st Avenue
City:La Salle, co 80645-3224
Phone: (970) 284-5589

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Nice!!

Nice, I saw their wesbite and didnt think they did wild game and just passed over it. I will give them a call for next year! how do they like to recieve the meat?? dressed and skinned???

Keep the suggestions coming!

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I never had them process a

I never had them process a deer or elk for me so not sure about that. I just take my game meat to them frozen for the sausage and they do the rest. Best to call and get the info you need/want straight from them for pricing.   

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R and C Processing in Ft.

R and C Processing in Ft. Collins.  He does a great clean job and is reasonable.  Takes the extra time to trim all silver skin off and cuts jerky meat in nice clean strips.

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I've always done my own, but

I've always done my own, but i'm curious. What does it cost?

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I think

I called R&C last year before hunting and his prices were very reasonable something like 65 for a deer....... I know in maybell their is a processor right in town where we usually hunt and they charge 125 for a deer and 200 for an elk and that is just basic cuts and some burger.... my thinking this year if we are successfull i am going to try to get as much german sasuage, pepperoni, and italian sasuage made as i can (and of course steaks with the backstrap and loins) then maybe my wife will eat more of it........

Ive seen a few people advertise on craigslist that they will come to you and process for you the rates i saw were anywhere from 50-100 for deer and 150-200 fo an elk.....

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That's cheaper than I

That's cheaper than I thought. I've heard horror stories about not getting back the meat from the animal you bring in. That could be bad if you get back meat from an animal that wasn't cooled off as quick as yours.

Not sure the stories are true, but i've heard it more than once.

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I have heard those stories

I have heard those stories too many time and from people I trust so that is why I butcher my own animals. The only thing I do not do is make sausage. Just do not have the time or the equipment. Jerky is pretty easy and does not take much time.

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  I paid $60 for processing

 

I paid $60 for processing my deer this year and $195 for my elk - Colorado prices in SW area.  From now on I will butcher my own.  I did my own butchering on eastern hunts prior to this.  I suggest googling the butchering of your animal in advance and then do it yourself.

 

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I agree with doing it

I agree with doing it yourself, it really isn't that hard once you know what the cuts of meat are.  I have been doing it myself for over 40 years and have found that I can do a deer by my self in a long evening.  That includes cutting and wrapping.  Now a elk I'll split up into about 3 or 4 evenings or a couple of days.  If you do it yourself keep a clean bucket lined with a plastic garbage sack handy to throw scraps into, then if you don't have a grinder yourself you can take it to a processor for the burger to be ground or for sausage or salami. 

I did have one elk butchered for me and after paying him I figured that I had learned my lesson.   

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