Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game: Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Rabbit, Venison
  • Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game: Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Rabbit, Venison
  • Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game: Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Rabbit, Venison
  • Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game: Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Rabbit, Venison
  • Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game: Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Rabbit, Venison
ISBN: 0882663917
EAN13: 9780882663913
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 10, 1986
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lamb. The text is clear and easy-to-follow. Combined with 130 detailed illustrations by Elayne Sears, the reader is provided with complete, step-by-step instructions.

Here is everything you need to know:

-- At what age to butcher an animal

-- How to kill, skin, slaughter, and butcher

-- How to dress out game in a field

-- Salting, smoking, and preserving

-- Tools, equipment, the setup

-- More than thirty recipes using all kinds of meat

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   Ok for an overview, but it's a poor how-to book.
Many of the details in the butcher process are vaguely described, leaving the reader to figure it out for himself. Pictures are white and black or line drawings. It is ok for an overview, but at the end of the day, it identifies what you don 't know and what to look for in a better instructional book. I would not recommend to someone that is actually to butcher an animal.
 
5
   The line drawings are detailed enough to be extremely useful, and the explanations are also detailed and full ...
I have previously cleaned and sprayed squirrels and rabbits. I found this book very enlightening ''. I mostly got it to learn how to dress deer planning on hunting, so I figured it might not hurt to know how to do it myself, save the expense of having someone else do it. Since I hunt for meat, not trophes and try as much of the animal as possible, this book was really very useful.
 
5
   Absolutely indespensible reference for anyone who butchers their own meat
If you have to start with a book or if you can only have one book, this is the one. It is the basis of everything from beef to rabbits, including lamb, which is the same as a goat. It includes short chapters on preserving meat, like smoking and picking up, as well as recipes and sausage making. This book led me into meat smoking and sausage making and caused me to buy other useful references on these subjects. Once you begin processing your own meat, you become less inclined towards waste because it is your handiwork that you are wasting.
 
5
   highly recommend this for any survival bookshelf or actually for inclusion ...
Book-how, highly recommended for any survival bookshelf or actually for inclusion in your survival backpack, just in case. It was very well done via the basics. People who don 't hunt or have not lived or have not lived on a working farm simply won 't know, but should know just in case. Bottom line, again very well covered for the subject matter, and of course only in emergencies, but normally, don 't email yourself before they happen. Well worth the price and again a very well covered book for the subject matter. Highly recommend it for one of those just in case lists of books or information that a person could need if circumstances permitted.
 
4
   Good Book
The book makes a decent attempt at teaching meat processing, slaughtering, gutting, skinning, quartering and butchering a spectacular attempt. It uses a fair amount of diagrams to illustrate the process, but some objects are inevitably left to paragraphs of unillustrated instructions. I have the kindle version and many of the diagrams don't match exactly what is discussed in the preceding paragraph. Of course, I think it is impossible to learn such a skill by reading a book alone... I would recommend people to view some videos on youtube for learning the crude outline of how to do things, and then read this book as a reference to hone your method and learn expert tips, etc. If you rely on this book alone, you'll probably be lost.
 
5
   Purchased for my husband
He loves it and he hates it. The book is full of good information for anyone who is trying to be self-sufficient and who wants to learn more about processing your own meat.
 
5
   Great book
I had never finished from start to finish on my own. This takes you step by step through a beautiful.
 
5
   My husband loves this book. He has butchered all ...
He has opened all his life, but now when we are butchering, he has this book butchered to what we are working on.
 
4
   Easy to understand
Brings some long forgotten advice from Dad and Great-uncle Bill to mind. When we have the means, we will use these techniques. Will have been off the farm for 44 years- this will be a great help to pass it on to the kids.
 
5
   My husband was the one who reqested this purchase and ...
My husband was the one who asked about this purchase and he said that it definitely answered some questions he had and was very informative.
 
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