Established in 1991 by Leroy B. Martin, Peel Sausage Inc. is a family-run business managed by Delmer Martin, his father Leroy and brother Philip Martin. The company raises its animals with the highest level of care, and provides custom processing for slaughtering, chilling, and aging beef, veal, lamb, and goats.
Peel Sausage has three important pillars that work together to create the delicious meat that is on your plate:
1) We oversee the operations in raising the animals we slaughter
2) We manage the production of the crops that are used to feed those animals
3) We direct the manufacturing of the feed for our animals, as well as our partnering family farms that raise animals on our behalf
The business was founded by LeRoy B. Martin, a former dairy farmer that wanted to transition and expand his business from milking 40 cows, to providing butchering services and eventually open an abattoir.
Facing many challenges and obstacles along the way, LeRoy first built a small kill floor and cut room in the corner of his drive shed, and started butchering cows for his family and friends. Word quickly spread about LeRoy’s small but quickly-growing business, and as more local abattoirs shut down, LeRoy found himself in a position to renovate almost all of the drive shed into a cooler, a barn and a kill floor to focus only on kill with no cutting or processing.
In 2002, LeRoy’s son Delmer joined to work alongside his father and assist in running the flourishing business—with one of the first big projects being the expansion of the farm in 2004 with the construction of a new plant. A number of renovations and additions have been made since then to accommodate the increasing demand for service.
In 2015 Delmer took over management of the meat operations, while his brother Philip and their father LeRoy oversee the farming operations.