Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
Learn how to humanely slaughter cattle and butcher your own beef. In this straightforward guide, Adam Danforth provides clear instructions and step-by-step photography of the entire butchering process, from creating the right preslaughter conditions through killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and perfecting expert cuts. With plenty of encouragement and expert advice on food safety, packaging, and necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need to start butchering your own beef.
From the Back Cover Quality Beef, Respectfully Harvested Beef cattle are large animals, requiring significant land and expense. Humane slaughtering and efficient butchering will give you the best return on the cattle you process, and Adam Danforth's comprehensive manual guides you through every step. Be well prepared for slaughtering day. Careful planning and execution - from selecting proper equipment to keeping animals calm and processing the carcass quickly and efficiently - ensure that you will keep stress levels low and meat quality high. Get the cuts you want from each primal. A detailed beef cut sheet and a thorough understanding of cattle anatomy help you work your way logically through the entire carcass. Hundreds of step-by-step photographs invite you to the butcher's table to learn the art of cutting primals into everything from flank steaks to briskets to standing rib roasts. Package and freeze your meat to preserve quality, appearance, and freshness. After your entire animal has been cut, trimmed, and portioned, your final steps are to properly wrap and store your beef for maximum flavor and nutrition.