Equipment Share Program

The Whatcom Conservation District is dedicated to helping Whatcom County farmers to overcome barriers and support local agriculture. As part of this goal we have launched an equipment share program and it currently includes a manure spreader and poultry processing equipment.

Borrow our Manure Spreader (April 1 to October 15)

WCD manure spreader

WCD has a 2.5 cubic yard ground driven solids spreader available for loan to landowners in the District's service area. The spreader is currently available for no charge thanks to a grant from the Rose Foundation. The spreader is delivered by WCD staff for a loan period of either Monday to Thursday, or Thursday or Monday. To be eligible to use the spreader, you must have a farm plan with the Whatcom Conservation District, or a nutrient management consultation and soil test prior to the use of the spreader.

Before using the manure spreader you are required to fill out the Manure Application Risk Management (ARM) worksheet. Save the completed worksheet to show to your farm planner. Please consult with your farm planner if you receive a medium-high or high risk result after completing the ARM worksheet. The worksheet can be found online at www.whatcomcd.org/msa.

To borrow the manure spreader, please look at the calendar below for available dates then contact Corina Cheever to schedule a rental. 360-526-2381 x104 or ccheever@whatcomcd.org

Rent Poultry Processing Equipment (year around)

Whatcom Conservation District provides low-cost rental of equipment for small-scale producers to safely process poultry for home consumption, or to slaughter poultry for direct marketing with a WSDA permit. WCD poultry processing equipment is available for a rental fee of $20/day, $40/weekend with a $50 refundable cleaning deposit. Please bring a separate check for the cleaning deposit.

Poultry Processing Equipment is available for pick up and drop off at the WCD office Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4pm.

Processing Equipment Includes

  • Holding Crates
  • Stainless Steel Kill Cones
  • Featherman Scalder and Thermometer
  • Featherman Electric Plucker
  • Stainless Steel Processing Table

You Provide: Electric cords, propane to heat scalder, hoses, knives, chill tanks and scrubbing brushes for clean up.

See the Featherman YouTube channel for excellent videos of the poultry processing equipment in operation

To rent the poultry processing equipment, please look at the calendar below for available dates then contact Corina Cheever to schedule a rental. 360-526-2381 x104 or ccheever@whatcomcd.org

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