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Slaughterhouse License - Poultry/Small Animals


State Agriculture and Markets, Department of

Businesses that sell any domestic animals or fowl need a Slaughterhouse License from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Businesses can slaughter poultry and small animals, but not dogs or cats. Business can slaughter and prepare animals for individuals or hunters. Custom-cut meat cannot be resold.

Sanitary inspection results must be displayed at each entrance.

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Food Safety & Inspection Unit
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Phone (518) 485-5326
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