Meatsmith Co-op

A Producer- and Worker-Owned Cooperative

Annual Meeting - Sunday, September 25, 2022

Members and those interested in becoming a member are invited to join us at our annual meeting Sunday, September 25th at Noon at the lower shelter in Blanchardville's McKellar Park along the Pecatonica River. This is a potluck gathering, we ask that attendees bring a dish to share.

If you haven't already done so, you'll have the opportunity to fill out membership documents and pay your membership equity before the business meeting begins. Membership is required to participate in the meeting and to vote in the elections. If you're on the fence, come meet everyone, hear about the co-op during the information meeting and ask any questions you might have of the current board and our co-op advisor, Kelly Maynard.

You can find more information about becoming a member as well as review our articles of incorporation and bylaws on our Membership Page.

Welcome to Meatsmith Co-op

Meatsmith Co-op is a newly formed organization serving Lafayette, Green, Iowa, Dane, Grant, and Rock Counties which aims to serve both farmers, butchers, and consumers, providing a close and transparent connection through the processing of whole carcass beef, pork, lamb, and goats.

We are in the process of acquiring and outfitting a former grocery store in Argyle, WI to become a nose-to-tail meat processing facility with future plans to operate a state-inspected mobile slaughter unit (MSU) to harvest animals exclusively on local farms. As a co-op, our goal is to provide services that make it easier to link farmers and consumers and keep our community thriving and connected.

After many years and much research, it is evident that access to timely and affordable meat harvest and processing is a real need in our community. Please consider helping us reach our goal of $20,000 to make this happen. This money will go toward renovation, equipment and start-up costs to pay employees.

You can learn more about our project and make a donation here....

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Livestock Producer Membership is Now Available!

We are inviting small- and medium-scale producers of cattle, hogs, sheep and goats in southern Wisconsin to sign up to become members for a one-time fee of $500. When you become a member, you become an owner of the cooperative, giving you access to preferential scheduling, lower processing fees and profit sharing, as well as a voice in developing cooperative policies and choosing its leadership.

Learn more about becoming a member HERE!

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