JCCE: MPU Rental Information

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Our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) is available to rent!

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, a dunker, 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.

Recently, our office has purchased a trailer to house all of the equipment.

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

Checks or EXACT cash only! No credit card payments. Checks can be made payable to NCCE – Jones County or Jones County Cooperative Extension.

Rental Choices Fee Amount
One-day (Monday-Thursday only) $15
Weekend (Fridays before 11 a.m. only) $25
1-week $50
Late fee $10/day

Checks or EXACT cash only! No credit card payments. Checks can be made payable to NCCE – Jones County or Jones County Cooperative Extension.

  • 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 need to pay your rental fee.
  • 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).

 You must review the following before submitting a rental request.

  • The propane tank is NOT included – you will need to get one on your own.
  • The MPU is housed in a trailer to be attached to your vehicle. To ensure the trailer does not tip – please keep it hooked up to the vehicle when unloading and loading up the equipment.
    • The trailer will have the manual for Pro Plucker, the manual for the Scalder, MPU equipment, a hand truck/dolly, pictures of how the trailer’s equipment should be put back in the trailer, and our contact information for questions.
  • Review this article from Consumer Reports: Preparation and Driving Tips for Safe Towing


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

  • Pick up the MPU + trailer on the first day of rental
  • All dates with ‘busy‘ listed are booked by other clients or our office is closed.
  • 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.
  • Pick up/return date/time follow our office hours.

Submit your rental request

Additional Mobile Poultry Processing Units are available throughout North Carolina: Click here to view the list.


For questions regarding renting the unit, rental fees, or the lease agreement please contact our office at 252-448-9621, MON-THURS, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 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