*Note: No longer receiving whole or quartered deer.*
Due to the extreme seasonal work load during the months of Oct, Nov, and Dec: We will only be receiving boneless venison for further processing. No exceptions will be made.
Mobile Slaughter Service
The only refrigerated mobile slaughter service serving Lancaster, Lebanon, and Berks Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania
Full Service Butcher Shop
Beef receives 10-13 days of aging,
and Steak Primals can be aged for 25 days!
All Processed Products are cured without the use of Nitrites/Nitrates.
Family Owned and Operated
Derek Eberly Family
Eric Eberly Family
Head Meat Cutter
Hear what our customers have to say...
Nate Smoker: Lancaster, PA
"Derek and Blake were prompt and did a very nice job. This was my first time using mobile processing as I had an ornery steer. The harvest of the two animals was quick and effective (even with buildings in somewhat close proximity. I used my tractor to bring the animals out of the pasture and to the truck for initial process. They processed the meat and the end results are my happy customers with the end product. It's been about two weeks since they were here and I have already recommended Derek to a friend."
Chris Hume: Stevens, PA
"Derek and Blake were great. Very friendly, very knowledgeable. We plan to utilize their services again if needed. Highly recommended!"
"delicious meat! their bacon is so good!"
About The Name: "Mountain Man"
Our thoughts on Self-Sufficiency and Independence
People have wondered "just how much of a Mountain Man is he?"
Mountain Men have always been defined by their strong sense of independence, and their ability to provide for themselves.
Both of these attributes define this business. I wanted to break away from the all too common "Day Job", and also follow my passion for Pasture Raised meats, without the use of Nitrites or Nitrates.
The name also comes from our first home on the Texter Mountain, where this business was founded (Eastern Lebanon County, Pennsylvania).
My wife and I lived there for the first 7 years of marriage. While there we raised and processed our own beef, pork, and chicken, milked our goat, and had a garden that benefited from the manure compost generated by the animals.
"The Farm" will be remembered fondly, the birthplace of our quest for self-sufficiency and independence. We weren't out to prove anything, we simply raised our own food for the joy of doing it ourselves.
We loved it so much we decided to extend the service to our friends and neighbors, whom we hope to encourage on their own journey of becoming just a bit more like a "Mountain Man"
Butcher Shop Policy
We only process Beef and Pork. We currently do NOT process goats, sheep, poultry, or deer carcasses (boneless venison only).
Cut Sheets MUST be submitted before kill day for hogs, 7 days after slaughter for beef. There is a $15 late fee for sheets submitted after midnight on day due.
Invoices must be paid when you pickup meat. Check or cash is preferred, we add 3% for Credit Card transactions.
(Due to the inefficiency of the USPS, we DO NOT accept checks sent through the mail.)
We do not take orders or cut sheets for amount less than a ½ hog, or a ¼ of Beef.
We do NOT offer custom recipes or cuts: we ONLY offer what is on our cut sheet, with the ingredients listed on the website. This is increases efficiency, and helps produce a predictable customer experience.
If specially requested, Fresh unfrozen items (e.i. Stew cubes for canning, pork belly for home curing) MUST be picked up the day of cut up to prevent spoiling. This always requires you to make a second trip to pick up the remaining frozen part of your order.
We do not mix Offal (liver, heart, tongue) with ground beef. Each of those products is packaged separately and returned to the customer.
We STRICTLY adhere to the options listed on our cut sheets. We do not offer any guarantee of receiving special requests.
Deer: We currently only receive boneless deer meat. We do NOT offer skinning or deboning services.
Mobile Kill Policy
We do NOT process non-ambulatory livestock (sick or injured). We are a modern mobile slaughter service that specializes in Prime Aged Beef and Woods Raised Hogs, not a "quick fix" for problem animals. We maintain a weekly work schedule year round, and do not have the ability to respond to emergency's.
Service area is 40 miles one-way from Reinholds, PA.
Single Hogs are Drop Off only.
UPDATE FOR 2023:
All Mobile Kill hogs must be confined to a small kill pen BEFORE mobile crew arrives on site. Hogs must be held off of feed for 12 hours prior to slaughter.
Kill Pen must either be accessible by the truck crane, or by customers equipment. We do NOT drag hogs by hand, and our truck is only permitted to drive on a hardpacked driveway surface. The winch can reach 40'.
Woods raised hogs must be in specially constructed corral that is free from mud. Two 16' hog panels and 6 “T” posts with METAL wire clamps are sufficient.