What We DoWhat Sets Pickrell Locker and Smokehouse Apart
We Are Your Neighborhood Butcher Shop
We process your animal or we can arrange to get a steer or hog for you, butchering it to your requirements.
You want steaks, you get steaks,
Would you like sausage? We will grind, spice, stuff, and smoke your sausage.
You can find learn more about the various services we provide by clicking on a link below.
Check out the Processing Schedule page for availability to serve your butchering needs.
Click the Image to see the Processing Schedule Calendar
Please Click to download the Cut Sheet for Beef, Pork, and Lamb.
Frequently Asked Questions – Pickrell Locker and Smokehouse
Pickrell Locker has partnered with producers in the area and can indeed help you secure the type of finish you want for your animal (grass or grain fed, hormone free, specialty breeds). We offer farm pick-up and can process and/or deliver to you a Nebraska farm raised animal.
All packaged meats will be frozen solid and kept at temperatures around -10 degrees once frozen it is placed into heavy plastic bags. Bringing coolers or boxes can make handling easier so bring them if you would like. We also can arrange for home delivery if desired with fees based on distance from our facility.
No. We do not process poultry.
Yes, we will have fresh beef and pork for sale as well as a host of other items, including dried beef, beef jerky, summer sausage, ring bologna, house made hot dogs, smoked ham, cheeses, spices, sauces, rubs and marinades along with basic grocery items and a limited selection of off sale beer and wine selections.
We have invested in a large smoker unit so, yes, we will be able to smore or cure your hams, pork chops (Windsor Loins), bacon and create a host of slab jerky offerings.
If you mean storage whereby you come in on occasion to get some of your meat the answer is no. If there is a circumstance whereby you are on a vacation or unable to pick your meat up for 60 – 90 days, typically not, we will be more than willing to discuss your needs in these types of situations.
A good rule of thumb is that 50 lbs. of meat will fit into a 2.25 cubic foot freezer. If you were only storing meat a 12-cu. ft. freezer would hold 250 lbs. of meat. Your freezer should be set to keep the meat at -10 degrees below zero. Pickrell Locker will have your meat at -10 degrees when you pick it up.
Most likely we will be giving you reminders via text, e-mail and voice mail messages. Customers not picking their meat up within 14 days of the initial notice may be charged an additional storage fee. Meat left over 60 days will be disposed of or donated to a local charitable entity.
What paperwork do I need to fill out before or when I bring my animal to the locker for processing?
We require an animal information sheet for each animal brought to the locker. It can be found in the “Cut Sheets” link on the Beef and Pork pages. Call us for other animals.
We also need a cut sheet for each animal processed. Once we have your cut sheet we can use that (assuming you want everything the same) for future animals brought to the locker.
You can print these from our web site, and if necessary, we can assist you in filling out the required information when you deliver your animal to the locker.
We prefer animals be delivered the morning they are being processed. We ask that you withhold feed from the animal for the 24 hours prior to bringing it to us. Providing the animal fresh drinking water only the final 24 hours before delivery makes the butchering process much easier. Special delivery arrangements can be made by calling the locker, we also offer on farm pick-up for an additional fee.
Look for the CUT SHEET link on the Beef and Pork pages. Call us regarding other animals.
We have a drive through unloading area in the alley south of the locker. Enter the alley from the East and drive up the hill to the unloading area. This prevents the need to back up to a gate or chute to unload making things much easier. We have the ability to stage four beef cattle or 8 hogs in the alley leading to the building. Animals held for more than two hours after delivery will be provided with fresh drinking water.
Having grown up on a dairy farm and knowing the close calls and injuries these animals can inflict comes down to the safety of our employees. We will consider processing these animals on a case by case basis but prefer not to handle intact bulls over 30 months of age. Please note there is also a $25.00 charge for SRM (Specified Risk Material) removal and disposal for all cattle over 30 months of age.