Meat Processing

We carry a full line of meat processing equipment and supplies, which we use ourselves. Don't miss our tips below on choosing the equipment that's right for you. 

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    LEM Hog Rings

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    LEM Poly Tape for Neck Sealer

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    LEM Ground Beef Meat Bags

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    LEM Pork Sausage Ground Meat Bags

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    LEM Wild Game Ground Meat Bags

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    LEM Butcher Twine

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    LEM Collagen Casings

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    Excalibur Sure Gel Meat Binder

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    LEM Replacement Meat Saw Blades

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    LEM Meat Stompers

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Our equipment recommendations are based on a long-standing family tradition of meat processing as well as many years of experience in helping others through our retail store. If you’re looking for something we don’t have on hand at the moment or if you need a size that we don’t stock, we’d be glad to special order something for you.


The 7 Types of Meat Processing Equipment You'll Need

Whether you’re looking for basic equipment to break down an animal and store it in the freezer, or you’re ready to invest in more advanced tools, these tips will provide valuable insight into what you’ll need.

1 – Handsaw

To break down the carcass, a hand meat saw with a tightening cam is a recommended tool to have.

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    LEM Meat Saw

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2 – Grinder

Every butcher needs a grinder, and we recommend LEM’s Big Bite Grinders. With a revolutionary auger design, these grinders can handle larger cuts of meat faster than others models on the market, without getting clogged up—and with virtually no stomping. Plus, they come with a 5-year warranty and free phone support.

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    LEM – #12 Big Bite Grinder-0.75 HP

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    LEM – #22 Big Bite Grinder – 1 HP

    $55.00$82.50 $699.99 Add to cart

3 – Mixer

To achieve a thoroughly mixed meat without compromising its texture, a mixer is a necessary tool. LEM’s Big Bite Tilt Meat Mixers come with a fully removable tub for easy cleaning and can be easily attached to the grinders above.


4 – Stuffer

Kielbasa, ring bologna, snack sticks, summer sausage... sounds amazing, doesn’t it? With a stuffer, the possibilities of what to stuff are endless, making meat processing an even more thrilling endeavor. Our stainless steel LEM stuffers with stainless steel tubes are built to last and make stuffing fun and easy for years to come.

  • LEM – Big Bite 10-Pound Dual Gear Stuffer

5 – Slicer

With a table-top slicer, you can effortlessly prepare jerky and serve cheese and various deli meats, such as summer sausage and bologna, with consistent slices.


“I highly recommend LEM products to anyone that enjoys processing their own game at home. Make the initial investment in good tools and equipment from LEM and know exactly what is going into your product. Skip the high prices of the butcher shop and have fun at home.”


—Michelle, owner of LEM stainless steel 15 pound stuffer


6 – Vacuum Sealer

Vacuum sealers are a must-have tool for anyone looking to extend the shelf life of their meat. They work by removing air from the packaging, preventing freezer burn and keeping food fresh for longer.

  • LEM Maxvac 500 Vacuum Sealer
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    LEM Maxvac 500 Vacuum Sealer

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    LEM Maxvac #1000 Vacuum Sealer

    $40.00$60.00 $529.99 Add to cart

7 – Smoker

If you’re looking to add an authentic smokehouse flavor to your meats, consider using an outdoor smoker. We carry a variety of backyard smokers that are perfect for sausages, snack sticks, and bolognas and even offer free private demos.

  • Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker With Optional Stainless Steel Interior
  • Meadow Creek BX25 Box Smoker
  • Meadow Creek BX100 Box Smoker

Our equipment recommendations are based on a long-standing family tradition of meat processing as well as many years of experience in helping others through our retail store. If you’re looking for something we don’t have on hand at the moment or if you need a size that we don’t stock, we’d be glad to special order something for you.


Meat Processing Guides and Recipes

Tips and Recipes

Meat Processing Cheat Sheet

Are you interested in making sausage, bologna, ham, jerky, snack sticks, and bacon at home? There is a lot to learn, but a little ...read more

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How to Make Fresh Sausage

In this article you will discover the "master ratio" for making sausage from scratch and a few easy steps for making your first batch.Are ...read more


3 Smart Reasons to Process Your Own Meat

Quality

Many hunters are processing their own game simply because they are tired of having their venison thrown into a big batch at the butcher shop and not knowing what’s in their meat. It’s hard for a commercial butcher to keep every hunter’s deer separate, so most of them will combine the deer from multiple customers and then divide them by weight. When one hunter doesn’t care for their kill like they should, it affects the quality of everyone’s meat.

Cost

Once the equipment is paid for, your out-of-pocket cost to butcher and process a deer will be much less if you do it yourself. Would you think of renting a rifle or bow every time you go hunting? If you plan to process meat every year, we think it makes sense to buy your own processing equipment instead of “renting” your butcher’s equipment.

Story

Every hunter dreams of taking down that big buck, but we believe hunting stories don’t end with the kill. There is great satisfaction in eating steaks and bologna which you’ve prepared with your own hands.


Why you have no reason not to process your own meat.

No More Excuses

Cost to Get Started

What Makes the LEM Big Bite Grinder Unique

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Meat Processing Bookshelf

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn

Charcuterie—a culinary specialty that originally referred to the creation of pork products such as salami, sausages, and prosciutto—is true food craftsmanship, the art of turning preserved food into items of beauty and taste.

Smoking, Curing, and Butchering

A hands-on guidebook on butchering beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and goats. Time-tested advice  on how to cure the meat by smoking or salting  helps you preserve your harvest. A final section explains how to make sausages.

Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing
Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing

By Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn

A book that explores and simplifies the recipes and techniques of dry curing meats. 100 recipes and illustrations of the art of ancient methods made modern and new.

Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing

A comprehensive guide to sausage-making and meat processing. Perfect for both novice and advanced sausage-makers. The author guides you through every step of the process from grinding, curing, and seasoning to stuffing, smoking, and drying.

Processing your own meat is really not that hard to do with the right equipment and a tried and true recipe. We stock the whole works, including knives, grinder plates, stuffing tubes, seasoning and cures, meat lugs, burger presses, stainless steel tables, and more.

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Let's Talk Barbecue!

Need answers to a burning barbecue question? Ready for an upgrade that old grill? Running low on your favorite rub? To solve those problems and many more, the next step is to call or email us using the information below. Better yet, stop in at the store to browse our huge line of barbecue products and talk to our experts in person.

Call Us: 717-355-0779

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Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply, 140 W Main St, New Holland, PA 17557, United States

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Fri: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed


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