Turnaround time for bone-in game meat is approximately 1 – 3 weeks. Please give ALL instructions at the time meat is dropped off. Meat without instructions will be given a standard cut and wrap. We will not guarantee changes that are called in later.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO CHECK ON YOUR MEAT.
We process hundreds of orders and will be faithful to call you when yours is ready. Multiple phone calls delay our ability to finish your game in a timely manner.
Shipping Orders: Please advise when you leave your game meat if your order is to be shipped. We use Fed Ex for shipments to the Lower 48. Shipping within Alaska can be done by Northern Air Cargo or Alaska Airlines. Meat is boxed in Styrofoam insulated boxes. Cost for the boxes will be added to your processing fees. Fed Ex charges an average of $2.00 to $3.50 per pound.
All sausage is processed in 150 lb. batches. We do not accept ANY boneless meat with dirt, hair, rutty smell, blood shot, sinew, etc. Mat Valley Meats guarantees only the best quality product to all our customers. We think you will agree that our game sausage is the best there is.
Tips to help…
Keep your meat cool, dry and clean in the field. Good tasting meat requires diligence after the shots are fired. Do not store meat in plastic bags. Meat that has not been properly cared for will not be accepted.
If your bone-in meat is dirty or hairy you will be asked to clean it before you leave it with us or take it to another shop for processing.
If ribs are dried out, blood shot or dirty we will not cut short ribs.
As a matter of routine, meat is returned to you boneless. All animals are different. Expect a minimum 40% loss of weight in processing if meat is clean and free of bloodshot.
Rush orders are discouraged; however, we will try to accommodate your deadline. If rush processing is required there may be an extra charge.
Orders are processed in the order that they come in. Do not age your meat and bring it in when it is ready to cut.
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
$7/day per box for meat left 3 days or more.
*Gain/Loss % is approximate.