NAICS 5 Digit Industry 31161

Industry 31161

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 31161 – Animal Slaughtering and Processing

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 31161: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  1. Slaughtering animals;
  2. Preparing processed meats and meat byproducts; and
  3. Rendering and/or refining animal fat, bones, and meat scraps. This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in assembly cutting and packing of meats (i.e., boxed meats) from purchased carcasses.

Cross-References for Industry 31161

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 31161. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Manufacturing canned meat for baby food–are classified in Industry 31142, Fruit and Vegetable Canning, Pickling, and Drying;
  • Manufacturing meat-based animal feeds from carcasses–are classified in Industry 31111, Animal Food Manufacturing;
  • Blending purchased animal fats with vegetable fats–are classified in Industry 31122, Starch and Vegetable Fats and Oils Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing canned and frozen specialty foods containing meat, such as nationality foods (e.g., enchiladas, pizza, egg rolls) and frozen dinners–are classified in Industry Group 3114, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing;
  • Drying, freezing, or breaking eggs–are classified in Industry 31199, All Other Food Manufacturing; and
  • Cutting meat (except boxed meat)–are classified in Industry 42447, Meat and Meat Product Merchant Wholesalers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 31161

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 31161. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Abattoirs
  • Animal fats (except poultry and small game) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Animal fats rendering
  • Animal oil rendering
  • Bacon, slab and sliced, made from purchased carcasses
  • Bacon, slab and sliced, produced in slaughtering plants
  • Beef carcasses, half carcasses, primal and sub-primal cuts, produced in slaughtering plants
  • Beef produced in slaughtering plants
  • Beef stew made from purchased carcasses
  • Beef, primal and sub-primal cuts, made from purchased carcasses
  • Bologna made from purchased carcasses
  • Bones, fat, rendering
  • Boxed beef made from purchased carcasses
  • Boxed beef produced in slaughtering plants
  • Boxed meat produced from purchased carcasses
  • Boxed meats produced in slaughtering plants
  • Canned meats (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Canning poultry (except baby and pet food)
  • Chickens, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked (except baby and pet food)
  • Chickens, slaughtering and dressing
  • Collagen sausage casings made from purchased hides
  • Cooked meats made from purchased carcasses
  • Corned meats made from purchases carcasses
  • Cured hides and skins produced in slaughtering plants
  • Cured meats (e.g., brined, dried, and salted) made from purchased carcasses
  • Custom slaughtering
  • Dressing small game
  • Dried meats made from purchased carcasses
  • Ducks, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Ducks, slaughtering and dressing
  • Fats, animal (except poultry, small game), produced in slaughtering plants
  • Fats, animal, rendering
  • Frozen meat pies (i.e., tourtires) made from purchased carcasses
  • Geese, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Geese, slaughtering and dressing
  • Grease rendering
  • Hams (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Hams, canned, made from purchased carcasses
  • Hams, poultry, manufacturing
  • Hams, preserved (except poultry), made from purchased carcasses
  • Hides and skins produced in slaughtering plants
  • Horsemeat produced in slaughtering plants
  • Hot dogs (except poultry) made from purchased carcasses
  • Hot dogs (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Hot dogs, poultry, manufacturing
  • Inedible products (e.g., hides, skins, pulled wool, wool grease) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Lamb carcasses, half carcasses, primal and sub-primal cuts, produced in slaughtering plants
  • Lamb, primal and sub-primal cuts, made from purchased carcasses
  • Lard made from purchased fat
  • Lard produced in slaughtering plants
  • Luncheon meat (except poultry) made from purchased carcasses
  • Luncheon meat (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Luncheon meat, poultry, manufacturing
  • Meat and bone meal and tankage, produced in rendering plant
  • Meat canning (except baby, pet food, poultry), made from purchased carcasses
  • Meat canning (except poultry) produced in slaughtering plants
  • Meat canning, poultry (except baby and pet food), manufacturing
  • Meat extracts made from purchased carcasses
  • Meat products (e.g., hot dogs, luncheon meats, sausages) made from a combination of poultry and other meats
  • Meat products canning (except baby, pet food, poultry) made from purchased carcasses
  • Meats (except poultry), cured or smoked, made from purchased carcasses
  • Meats fresh, chilled or frozen (except poultry and small game), produced in slaughtering plants
  • Meats, cured or smoked, produced in slaughtering plants
  • Meats, fresh or chilled (except poultry and small game), frozen, made from purchased carcasses
  • Neatsfoot oil rendering
  • Oil, animal, rendering
  • Pastrami made from purchased carcasses
  • Pig’s feet, cooked and pickled, made from purchased carcasses
  • Pork carcasses, half carcasses, and primal and sub-primal cuts produced in slaughtering plants
  • Pork, primal and sub-primal cuts, made from purchased carcasses
  • Potted meats made from purchased carcasses
  • Poultry (e.g., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen) manufacturing
  • Poultry (e.g., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen) processing
  • Poultry canning (except baby, pet food)
  • Poultry slaughtering, dressing, and packing
  • Processed meats manufacturing
  • Processed poultry manufacturing
  • Rabbits processing (i.e., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen)
  • Rabbits slaughtering and dressing
  • Rendering animals (carrion) for feed
  • Rendering fats
  • Rendering plants
  • Salted meats made from purchased carcasses
  • Sandwich spreads, meat, made from purchased carcasses
  • Sausage and similar cased products made from purchased carcasses
  • Sausage casings, collagen, made from purchased hides
  • Sausage casings, natural, produced in slaughtering plant
  • Slaughtering, custom
  • Small game, processing, fresh, frozen, canned or cooked
  • Small game, slaughtering, dressing and packing
  • Smoked meats made from purchased carcasses
  • Stearin, animal, rendering
  • Tallow produced in a slaughtering plant
  • Tallow produced in rendering plant
  • Turkeys, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Turkeys, slaughtering and dressing
  • Variety meats, edible organs, made from purchased meats
  • Variety meats, edible organs, made in slaughtering plants
  • Veal carcasses, half carcasses, primal and sub-primal cuts, produced in slaughtering plants
  • Veal, primal and sub-primal cuts, made from purchased carcasses

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 311: Food Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3116: Animal Slaughtering and Processing
        • Industry 31161: Animal Slaughtering and Processing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311611: Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311612: Meat Processed from Carcasses
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311613: Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311615: Poultry Processing

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