198 episodes

Join Travis and David each week as they discuss all things meat. Travis is a butcher with a strong background in slaughter and retail, as well as sausage and charcuterie production. David is a small-scale intensive farmer; he manages rotationally grazed livestock and butchers them for direct-to consumer-sale. He’s also worked in retail meats and as a chef. They’ve both worked alone on mobile slaughter units, and they both like Waylon Jennings.

The Meat Block American Butcher

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 202 Ratings

Join Travis and David each week as they discuss all things meat. Travis is a butcher with a strong background in slaughter and retail, as well as sausage and charcuterie production. David is a small-scale intensive farmer; he manages rotationally grazed livestock and butchers them for direct-to consumer-sale. He’s also worked in retail meats and as a chef. They’ve both worked alone on mobile slaughter units, and they both like Waylon Jennings.

    195 Addiction, Love, And Slaughter

    195 Addiction, Love, And Slaughter

    suport us with Bunzl
    and with Smart Locker promo code 2023

    In this episode Travis talks about how he had to stop relying on emotions during key parts of his life.

    Credits
    Travis Stockstill
    David Zarling

    Producer/audio editing
    Travis stockstill

    Contact us at
    The Meat Block
    https://www.instagram.com/themeatblock/

    • 49 min
    194 Heart Shaped Ribeyes & Other Things

    194 Heart Shaped Ribeyes & Other Things

    A very special Valentine's Day episode of The Meat Block

    suport us with Bunzl
    and with Smart Locker promo code 2023




    Credits
    Travis Stockstill
    David Zarling

    Producer/audio editing
    Travis stockstill

    Contact us at
    The Meat Block
    https://www.instagram.com/themeatblock/

    • 31 min
    193 Tree Sisters Family Farm with Jen

    193 Tree Sisters Family Farm with Jen

    In this episode we sits down with Jen one of the owners of 3 Sisters Family Farm and Market .
    We talk about rotational grazing, scalability, Family business, and humane handling.
    Support the show by checking out Bunzl Processor Division and Smart Loocker use code meatblock2023.

    Like and review us and share with her friend thank you!

    • 53 min
    192 Smart Locker

    192 Smart Locker

    SmartLockerUSA.com is a tool for meat processors looking to reduce time spent on cut sheet phone calls, order paperwork, and customer notifications. Co-Founder and CEO Alex Freeman explains how the platform allows you to capitalize on the growing consumer demand for online and phoneless ordering and text message options, while also saving you time and stress. Freeman also covers some common "profit zapping" habits and how to break them easily while still keeping your customers and team happy.

    Freeman is also the founder of Agriculture Grant Solutions, a consulting firm in Des Moines, Iowa, that helps food and agriculture businesses nationwide identify and secure grants, credits, and incentives.


    Use promo code meatblock2022 to a discount

    • 1 hr 2 min
    191 Business & Career Development Resources for Meat Processors

    191 Business & Career Development Resources for Meat Processors

    Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) at Oregon State University websiteNMPAN Google GroupMeat Processor Academy Online Course Meat & Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Asssistance via NMPAN (Free Consulting!)Meat Processor Academy Mastermind RegistrationAmerican Association of Meat Processors (AAMP)American Meat Science Association (AMSA)Agricultural Utilization Research Institute Webinar Wednesdays (AURI)Flowerhill Institute Technical Assistance (Free Consulting!)Intertribal Agriculture InstituteMeat & Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) GrantsMountain Meat Summit – January 11-12, 2023

    • 59 min
    190 Zero Gravity With Steve Hergott and Jim Marquardt

    190 Zero Gravity With Steve Hergott and Jim Marquardt

    This episode is an interview style about Balancers and why you need it for your meat processing.
    https://www.bunzlpd.com/shop/meat-processing/balancers

    Steve Hergott
    Bunzl Processor Division
    Senior Category Manger – MRO
    steve.hergott@bunzlusa.com
    Cell: (402) 709-7592

    Jim Marquardt
    Manufacturers Representative / North America Sales
    Bunzl / Packers Kromer - "Zero Gravity" Tool Balancers”
    248 703 5880 www.packerskromer.com
    jim.marquardt@bunzlusa.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Asummitt ,

Awesome podcast

I drive a lot for work and I always listen to podcast. It’s so hard to find a podcast that is informative and funny. My time is valuable like everyone else and I don’t want to listen to people that just ramble on. These guys share great content and joke at the same time. I’ve listened for three weeks now M-F and thoroughly enjoy it. Some of the intro and outro music is hilarious if you look up the songs on your own. I work in a completely un related field (pipeline welding) but I have butchered close to 100 Deer in the last 16 years or so. We now have a small farm and I just butchered a hog I raised. It’s so enjoyable to see and know where your meat comes from. I think the world would be a better place if everyone had to butcher a chicken they raised. Think of how much less food they would waste when they realize a life was taken for you to eat. Hopefully with some of this information and research on my end we can open a custom except shop someday in the near future. Keep up the great work guys! Give this podcast a try because I GUARANTEE you’ll laugh and learn something almost every episode.

Joehungo ,

Super informative and entertaining podcast

I would never have thought when I started listening to the this podcast about 6 months ago that I would “binge” listen to as many episodes as I have. It is fun, interesting, and really well put-together for what it is. Would be entertaining and informative for many even outside of the industry. Thank you Travis and the other for making this podcast!

Backyard Butchery ,

5 stars

Mobile processor here. Love the podcast !

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