Recently, Meyn became Shenandoah Valley Organic's (SVO) preferred choice for sourcing poultry processing equipment because of its advanced technology systems and superior customer service. The company has joined forces with Meyn to further increase its capacity while exploring the opportunity of harvesting giblets.

Shenandoah Valley Organic is a family-owned chicken company offering 100% organic chicken products. SVO’s southern U.S. processing plant comprises 65,000 square feet and has been working with used equipment in its renovated facility. The plan is to upgrade the plant by installing new state-of-the-art equipment. To accomplish this modernization project, SVO has teamed up with Meyn to initiate a test of a new evisceration and organ harvesting innovation beginning in the spring of 2019.

“Meyn’s new harvesting system will save us labor, increase our capacity on a single shift, and help us grow while still utilizing the labor market that we do have,” says Bob Bahr, VP of Operations, Shenandoah Valley Organic. In addition, the new evisceration system is expected to improve yield by providing SVO with the opportunity to generate additional sales and revenue through fully automated giblet harvesting. The company will focus on giblets for the organic market, which can be sold at premium prices.

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Bahr explains, “With Meyn, we will be able to have uniformity and one single-source supplier to help us solve our problems. We feel like it fits with our work size, short-term and long-term goals, and is a good fit with what we’re trying to accomplish.”

The project is on the way to being successfully executed in the upcoming months, with much excitement about the expected results. More information will follow soon.