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NC builds up slaughterhouses serving small farms

Pigs in Dorchester County, South Carolina/ Photos by Hanna Raskin
Pigs in Dorchester County, South Carolina/ Photos by Hanna Raskin
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At Wild Turkey Farms in China Grove, Lee Menius knew something was wrong when he called his usual meat processor to schedule a time to bring in a batch of pigs for slaughter.

He’d worked with the same processor for 10 years, and he typically could get an appointment within a week. But it was March 2020, and the COVID pandemic was sweeping the state.

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