JCCE: MPU Rental Information

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Our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) is now available to rent at our office!

367-A NC Highway 58 S, Trenton, NC 28585

Thanks to our NC State Extension Animal Agriculture Program Teams Workgroups, we were able to purchase a set of kill cones, a scalder, and a plucker.

This purchase came about as needs assessments were done in the area and we received information that this equipment was needed to help farmers process their birds in a more efficient manner with the proper equipment, along with saving drive time to further away rentable units.

We are excited to house the MPU here in Jones County! 

NC Choices also maintains a list of mobile processing units as well as MPU equipment for rent. Click here to view the list.

Rental Requirements

  • Rent is $50 for 1 week. (Cash or Check Only)  – payment is taken at pick-up.
    Checks can be made payable to NCCE – Jones County or Jones County Cooperative Extension.
  • You can pick up the MPU the first day of rental.
  • At pick-up you will need to sign the lease agreement, then we will have our county manager sign it, and a copy will be sent to you via email.
  • At pick-up you will receive paperwork that includes the manual for the MPU.
  • You are required to bring back the MPU clean and are responsible for any damage caused during your rental (also stated in the lease agreement).
  • The propane tank is NOT included – you will need to get one on your own.
  • We currently DO NOT have a trailer – be sure to bring a vehicle or trailer that we can load the MPU in.

Rental Availability

Take a look at our calendar below to see what dates are available to rent.

  • All dates with ‘busy‘ listed are booked by other clients or our office is closed for the holiday.
  • We are only accepting rental requests that are no more than 2 months in advance. Example: If the month is June we can accept any rental requests up until the end of August.
  • Starting Friday, October 28th, 2022 our office will be closed at 12 p.m. on Fridays. Pick up/return date/time must follow our office hours.

Ready to Rent?

Submit your MPU rental request


For questions regarding renting the unit, rental fees, or the lease agreement please contact our office at 252-448-9621, MON-FRI, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Emoni Burgess at emoni_burgess@ncsu.edu

For questions regarding the Mobile Processing Unit or anything poultry-related please reach out to Margaret Ross at Margaret_Ross@ncsu.edu


NC Choices, “an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in collaboration with N.C. Cooperative Extension,” has a number of newly updated pages with meat and poultry processing resources.

Poultry Processing Resources From NC Choices